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From the Archives - Strings on steroids

Experience music for string orchestra.
Larisa Birta
Experience music for string orchestra.

Dynamic works by Ernest Bloch and Bela Bartok show that music for large string orchestras can be incredibly powerful, especially when interpreted by master conductors like Rafael Kubelik and Constantin Silvestri.

Compositions and Recordings

Concerto Grosso No. 1
by Ernest Bloch
Rafael Kubelik with the Chicago Symphony

Divertimento for Strings
by Bela Bartok
Constantin Silvestri with the Philharmonia Orchestra

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