The Music Plays On — Vasily Kalinnikov Symphony №1

Vasily Kalinnikov

Usually, the pieces that one hears for the first time at just the right age can become embedded into your memory like a tattoo. The first movement of Kalinnikov’s Symphony №1 in G Minor was a piece I played in high school and while I can certainly how these youthful memories can cloud one’s judgement, I’m always in amazement why this piece has not remained in the standard repertoire…it is that good.

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Donato Cabrera

Donato Cabrera

Music Director of the California Symphony and Las Vegas Philharmonic