Guest Artist: Gina Johnson
|Antonio Salieri||Sinfonia in D Major, Venezia
|Richard Strauss||Oboe Concerto in D Major
|Wolfgang Mozart||Don Giovanni Overture
|Wolfgang Mozart||Symphony No. 39
There is no question which composer—Mozart or Salieri—was the genius and which composer was the very good, second-rate composer. But Salieri was not a hack: you will delight in his short lively Sinfonia. But the contrast, heard on this single program, is evident as you prepare yourself for the sublime musical bliss of Mozart’s Symphony No. 39 and Don Giovanni overture. CSO Principal Oboist Gina Johnson steps into the spotlight to perform Strauss’ Oboe concerto, a beautifully-crafted work with obvious inspiration from Mozart.