With Anthony Marwood as soloist and director
Celebrated English musician Anthony Marwood wears two hats in this concert – as soloist and director. Renowned for his warm and expressive tone, he performs Mozart’s youthful Second Violin Concerto. Stravinsky’s ballet score Le baiser de la fée (The Fairy’s Kiss) consists of reworkings of original music by Tchaikovsky, a composer whose music Stravinsky adored. In a further twist, the version performed in this concert is an arrangement for solo violin and strings by Australian composer James Ledger. It is not difficult to understand why the Serenade for Strings is one of Dvořák’s most loved works. Heartfelt and tuneful, it flows with gentle and unaffected ease.