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Week of February 25, 2008

Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra
Ruggero Allifranchini, conductor, violin

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Rossini: Italian Girl in Algiers Overture
Martin: Pavane couleur du temps
Haydn: Violin Concerto in G
Mozart: Symphony No. 36 in C (Linz)

This is one of the great truths: you can have something done fast, or you can have it done right – but not both. Mozart and Rossini, though, were maddening exceptions to this rule. They could each do fast and great! Rossini constructed his four-hour opera The Italian Girl in Algiers in 27 days, and Mozart’s Symphony No. 36 was dashed off in four.
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