The Irresistible Wiesenburg Orchestra – Divertimento for Strings BB188
Béla Bartók wrote Divertimento for Strings very quickly over 15 days between 2-17 August 1939. He and his wife were in Saanen, Switerland as guests of Paul Sacher, a distinguished philanthropist and a conductor of insatiable musical curiosity. Sacher, at the age of 20, founded the Basel Chamber Orchestra in 1929 and set about commissioning works from leading composers.
Violin: Marketa Janouskova, Ling Show Lee, John Robinson Young, Eva Sarcletti, Olga Caceanova
Viola: Shasta Ellenbogen, Dilhan Kantas
Cello: Marie Claire Schlameus, Liron Yariv
Bass: Adam Goodwin
The evening began with a beautiful rendition of her father’s composition by Marketa Janouskova.