poster for 2016 Russian Reflections Disc 3
× Disc 3 includes music by the acknowledged father of Russian classical music: Mikhail Glinka. His Variations on a Theme of Mozart pays homage to the composer whom Tchaikovsky, a generation later, would revere above all others. This collection also offers music by one of Mozart’s spiritual descendants, Felix Mendelssohn, whose String Quartet in D Major, op. 44, no. 1, is a perennial favorite from the quartet literature, and concludes with Tchaikovsky’s luminous First String Quartet.