The masterful skill of CSO musicians is on display in works as challenging to perform as they were to compose. Mozart quickly rewrote his serenade for six woodwinds to add a pair of oboes in a campaign to win a position in the Vienna Court. Tchaikovsky spent years trying to balance six virtuosic parts in his popular work for string ensemble.
MOZART Serenade No. 11 for Winds in E-flat Major
TCHAIKOVSKY Souvenir de Florence
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