This ensemble is unusually interesting
by virtue of both its
instruments and performers. The
idea of performing a composition
of Alexander Tchaikovsky brought
together these varied musicians:
student, post-graduate student,
Saint Petersburg Conservatoire
Instructor, and Consul General of
the Federal Republic of Germany in
Saint Petersburg, Mr. Reinhart Kraus.
“Pavane Funebre” was written by A. Tchaikovsky in 1988 at the request
of Y. Bashmet. It was premiered in Berlin, with the first performance
in Russia held in Saint Petersburg.