Kira Kraftzoff, Sergio Drabkin, Mischa Degtjareff and Kirill Timofeev – the four gentlemen of the Rastrelli Cello Quartet began working together in 2002 and have devoted themselves ever since to exploring and experiencing the cello’s world of sound. They are committed to tradition, but completely uncoupled from the conventional approach, which only serves as a solid foundation. For more information about the artists, visit the Rastrelli Cello Quartet page.
D. Popper (1843-1913): Tarentella
P. Tchaikovsky (1840-1893): Andante Cantabile from String Quartet No. 1
E. Grieg (1843-1907): Two Excerpts from Peer Gynt
J. Brahms (1833-1897): Six Hungarian Dances
Russian Folk Songs
G. Puccini (1858-1924): Air “E luchevan le stella” from Tosca
B. Bartok (1881-1945): Six Rumanian Dances
S. Rachmaninoff (1873-1943): Vocalize
M. Mussorgsky (1839-1881): A Night on Bald Mountain
G. Gershwin (1898-1937): Rhapsody on “Porgy and Bess”
All arrangements by Sergio Drabkin.
*Artists, programs, dates and venues are subject to change.