Sunday, April 26, 2015

Jazz and classic: the best concerts of the week – Russian newspaper

This week at the Kremlin Palace twice made famous Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, French Karin Deye operamanov offer a very attractive program, and ongoing Easter Festival gives an opportunity to shine in Moscow world opera stars Olga Borodina and, of course , Orchestra of the Mariinsky Theatre under Valery Gergiev brilliant.

Who plays: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra under Riccardo Muti.

What plays: Haydn – Symphony in C Major (“Maria Teresa”), F. Schubert – Symphony №8, J. Verdi – Overture to the opera “Nabucco” WA Mozart – Symphony in D Major (“Haffner”),
 Brahms – Symphony number 2.

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Why go: During his nearly two-century history of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra gained fame as one of the main cultural symbols of Europe; many do consider it the best orchestras in the world. Moscow concert WEF eighteen months ago became the main event of the season – our music fans can say rediscovered Beethoven. During the current tour will lead the Orchestra Riccardo Muti, one of the greatest conductors of our time. And you can count on that Haydn, Schubert, Verdi, Mozart and Brahms will be performed in the Kremlin as before there had not sounded.

Where, when, how much: The State Kremlin Palace; 28 – April 29: 1,800 – 25,000 rubles.

Who plays: Karin Deye accompanied by the State Symphony Orchestra “New Russia” (conductor Julien Masmonde).

What plays: arias and overtures from operas by A. Thomas, J.. Meyerbeer, J. Rossini, Offenbach, Bellini, Berlioz, J. Puccini, Donizetti.

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Why go: The Frenchwoman Karin Deye couple of years ago, a very worthy sang in Moscow the lead role in “Virgin of the lake” by Rossini. At this time we are waiting for the repertoire of the best of schlager and rather original. Attracts and orchestral part of the program – the overture to the opera Tom “Mignon” and Rossini’s “The Silken Ladder” sound, frankly, not every day.

Where, when, how much: Concert Hall them. Tchaikovsky; April 29; 600 – 2 800 rubles.

Who plays: MAKSIM (Maksim), piano (Croatia) and Nicola Melnikov, piano (Russia).

What plays: Classic crossover, neoclassicism.

Why go: Joint concert of world-famous classical crossover adept Maxim Mrvitsy and hip-hoppers author of “Cops in the fire” Nikola Melnikova gather connoisseurs of contemporary art, which rarely drops happy to hear something like this in the strict interior of the house music.

Where, when, how much: Moscow International House of Music (Chamber Hall); April 29: 400 – 3 000 rubles.

Who plays: Mariinsky Theatre Symphony Orchestra under Valery Gergiev.

What plays: Debussy – Prelude to “The Afternoon of a Faun” by R. Wagner – Introduction to the opera “Lohengrin”, Tchaikovsky – Symphony №5.

Why go: The stated program is well balanced: lyrics balanced pathos and raging passions – gourmet delicacy. However, the main reason why you should go to this concert on the outskirts of Moscow – the highest technique and dedication mariintsev limit.

Where, when, how much: Concert Hall “Philharmonic-2″; April 30 (starting at 14.00); 1500 – 2000 rubles.

Who plays: Mariinsky Theatre Symphony Orchestra under Valery Gergiev, soloists Alexander Buzlov (cello), Pavel Miliukov (violin).

What plays: P. Chaykovskiy- Symphony №5, Variations on a Rococo Theme for Cello and Orchestra, Violin Concerto.

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Why go: If Tchaikovsky “had truly Byron’s strength in the ability to be tragic, solemn and romantic on level ground “(Shaw), then Gergiev not only keep up with him, but also brought different skills to the extreme. Maestro – person theater, and, like an actor with excessive energy, often “replay”, but his dray energy has truly stunning effects.

Where, when, how much: Concert Hall . Tchaikovsky; April 30 (starting at 19.00); 2500 – 7000 rubles.

Who plays: Symphony Orchestra and Chorus of the Mariinsky Theatre Valery Gergiev, soloists Olga Borodina, Stanislav Leontiev Artem Melikhov, Ilya Bannik, Nikolai Kamensky Mikhail Petrenko.

What plays: Camille Saint-Saëns – “Samson and Delilah” (opera in concert version).

Why go to: Known more for its instrumental compositions, Camille Saint-Saëns also wrote an opera, which can be called an absolute masterpiece. The title role in “Samson and Delilah” dream to sing all the leading mezzo-sopranos in the world. In the current Easter Festival we will hear one of them – Olga Borodina, long and successful cooperation with Maestro Gergiev.

Where, when, how much: Great Hall of the Conservatory; May 2; 1500 – 9000 rubles.

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