Many Russian orchestras tour the world today, some excellent, others, despite impressive-sounding names, mediocre. But the St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra is the real thing. With a history dating to Czar Alexander III, it remains vigorous, as it showed Tuesday at a terrific concert at the Broward Center.
The orchestra's sound is unique, dark-hued and resonant, with an almost preternatural unity among strings, a brass section with just enough edge to stand out and wind soloists with rich and distinctive tones that made every flute, oboe or clarinet solo a highlight.
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