The world-class violinist Patricia Kopatchinskaja and the virtuoso pianist Mikhail Dubov take the stage of Moscow’s Tchaikovsky Concert Hall, joining the Evgeny Svetlanov State Academic Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Vladimir Jurowski for the second concert of the “Another Space” 6th International Contemporary Music Festival!
At the center of this program are French composer Olivier Messiaen’s 1962 Sept Haïkaï for Piano and Orchestra, inspired by a trip to Japan. It is framed by Dimitri Kapyrin’s Postludes for Symphonic Orchestra and works by Yevgenia Bril and Alexey Retinsky—both recent winners of the Another Space: National Competition for Young Symphony Composers. The evening culminates in the Concerto for Solo Violin and Orchestra of one of today’s most important Russian contemporary composers, Faradj Karayev, which he wrote over the course of 5 years, completing the piece in 2004. Dedicated to the memory of his mother, its kaleidoscope of allusions to works by Mendelssohn, Brahms, Grieg, Berg, and Vivaldi creates a panorama of nostalgic and melancholy emotions. It received its premiere in 2009 in a brilliant performance by Kopatchinskaja, who reprises her solo role for this concert.
Photo: Patricia Kopatchinskaja © Marco Borggreve
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