Russian prodigy Alexander Malofeev joins Kristjan Järvi and the Baltic Sea Philharmonic for a concert of folk music-inspired works by Pärt, Rachmaninov, and Stravinsky, live from this year's Rheingau Musik Festival!
The program opens with Pärt's Swansong, a contemplative orchestral hymn composed in honor of the 200th birthday of the 19th-century theologian, poet, and thinker Cardinal John Henry Newman.
The concert culminates with a performance of the 1945 orchestral suite version of Stravinsky's The Firebird. An incredible feature of this performance: the orchestra will play the work entirely from memory! As Järvi puts it, "performing The Firebird from memory is all about chemistry and communication. It should feel like the players are improvising music that they have known for a long time."
Photo: Baltic Sea Philharmonic © Peter Adamik
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