Music for Catharine the Great
soloists of baroque orchestra Pratum Integrum (Moscow, on period instruments)
flutes O. Ivusheikova, P. Gorshkova | violins S. Filcheko, N.Kosareva | viola S. Tischenko | artistic leadership and violoncello P. Serbin
M. Kerzelli String quartet op. 1 no. 1 | S. George 2 quintets for flutes and strings | J. Haydn Variations from Symphony no. 63 (arr.) | A. Tiez String quartet on Russian folk tunes
The Russian classical music culture developed greatly in the Romantic era but of course its origins predate the 19th century: under the renowned Catharine the Great (1729-1796) St Petersburg became a dazzling mecca of music. This concert by the soloists of the flamboyant Russian baroque orchestra Pratum Integrum is proof of that.