Moscow State Symphony Orchestra
Music Director & Chief Conductor Pavel Kogan
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Subscription № 79 «PAVEL KOGAN conducts»
Venue
Great Hall of the Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory

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900 - 2400 Rubles
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3 concerts
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Schedule of concerts
19 December 2020
Saturday, 19:00

On 19 December, 2020, in the Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory, as part of the philharmonic subscription No.79 “Pavel Kogan conducts”, the Moscow State Academic Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Pavel Kogan will present a luxurious unforgettable program compiled from Karl Maria von Weber’s most popular compositions. “The World – the Composer creates in it!” - so outlined the field of activity of an artist K. M. Weber - an outstanding German musician: composer, critic, performer, writer, publicist, public figure of the beginning of the XIX century. Indeed, we find in his musical and dramatic works Czech, French, Spanish, Oriental subjects, in instrumental compositions - stylistic signs of gypsy, Chinese, Norwegian, Russian, Hungarian folklore. But the main thing of his life was the national German opera. Works by Edward Grieg - Norwegian composer, pianist, conductor, public figure. Grieg, whose creative work is generally attributed to musical romanticism, was significantly influenced by Norwegian folk culture, as well as Richard Strauss - one of the largest creators in German culture of the late XIX - first half of the XX century. The author of large-scale program symphonies and operas, a follower of the traditions of Liszt and Wagner, he draws a line under the era of European musical romanticism and opens the curtain of expressionism and neoclassicism.

The conductor of the concert is the Music Director and Chief Conductor of the orchestra, People's Artist and laureate of the State Prize of Russia Pavel Kogan, whose contribution to art was awarded the most prestigious international awards. In 2019, the maestro celebrated the 30th anniversary of the headship of MSSO. Under his leadership, a well-known performing style of the collective was formed, in which an extremely wide repertoire is combined with a sophisticated depth of interpretation and virtuosity of performance. The soloist is Vadym Kholodenko, Winner of the Youth Prize “Triumph”, Laureate of Franz Liszt International Piano Competition in Budapest (2001, III prize), the Gina Bachauer International Piano Competition (2006, III prize), the Maria Canals International Music Competition in Barcelona (2012, III prize), Winner of the international Maria Callas competitions in Athens (2004, Grand Prix), Sendai (2010, 1st Prize), F. Schubert in Dortmund (2011, 1st Prize), Van Cliburn in Fort Worth (2013, Gold Medal and Prize for the best performance of a chamber work), and others.

24 March 2021
Wednesday, 19:00

On 24 March, 2021 in the Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory, the Moscow State Academic Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Pavel Kogan as part of the Philharmonic subscription No. 79 “Pavel Kogan conducts” will present a magnificent unforgettable program from most popular compositions by Sergei Prokofiev who quickly burst into the turbulent, volatile 20th century as unique groundbreaking phenomenon. His art caused controversy and misunderstanding, delight and admiration, it stunned and even warped. Only a few of contemporaries were destined to recognize then at the beginning of the century behind the armor of innovation and outrageous authentic classic of the 20th century. Prokofiev was indifferent to the trends of musical fashion. He always moved his own way, sought to affirm and defend his independence as an artist. In the foreign period (1918-1933) he did not join any artistic movement, which would require severe restrictions from the master; could not break it and the monstrous realities of the Soviet system with the ominous shadow of Stalinism and the struggle against formalism in art. Also, «Pictures at an Exhibition» by Modest Mussorgsky – a Russian composer, a member of “The Mighty Handful”, will be performed during this concert. 

The conductor of the concert is the Music Director and Chief Conductor of the orchestra, People's Artist and laureate of the State Prize of Russia Pavel Kogan, whose contribution to art was awarded the most prestigious international awards. In 2019, the maestro celebrated the 30th anniversary of the headship of MSSO. Under his leadership, a well-known performing style of the collective was formed, in which an extremely wide repertoire is combined with a sophisticated depth of interpretation and virtuosity of performance. The soloist is Vadim Kholodenko, Winner of the Youth Prize “Triumph”, Laureate of Franz Liszt International Piano Competition in Budapest (2001, III prize), the Gina Bachauer International Piano Competition (2006, III prize), the Maria Canals International Music Competition in Barcelona (2012, III prize), Winner of the international Maria Callas competitions in Athens (2004, Grand Prix), Sendai (2010, 1st Prize), F. Schubert in Dortmund (2011, 1st Prize), Van Cliburn in Fort Worth (2013, Gold Medal and Prize for the best performance of a chamber work), and others.

03 June 2021
Thursday, 19:00

On June 03, 2021, in the Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory, the Moscow State Academic Symphony Orchestra under direction of Pavel Kogan, within the framework of the philharmonic subscription № 79 "Pavel Kogan conducts", will present a magnificent unforgettable program of the most popular works of Joseph Maurice Ravel, a French impressionist composer, reformer of music of the XX century. Ravel went down in history as one of the two leading representatives (along with C. Debussy) of musical impressionism. When you listen to the music of this composer, you get the impression that you are watching the work of an artist creating his canvas. Ravel wrote Concerto No. 2 for Piano (for the left hand) for the talented young musician, Austrian pianist Paul Wittgenstein, who lost his right arm as a result of his injury during the First World War. A special pianist needed a special repertoire, written specifically for performance by the left hand. Ravel understood that he was writing music not for a disabled person, but for a virtuoso - the piano part of the Concerto is very difficult, despite the fact that it is played by one hand, more precisely, that is why it is difficult. Ravel also understood how difficult the task was for him: it was impossible to allow the piano part to seem too lightweight, so he tried to make its texture monumental and even pompous. Despite the major key tonality, Ravel's Concerto is a deeply tragic piece, and just such music could have been created by a person who perceived all senseless cruelty of war.

The concert is conducted by the Music Director and Chief Conductor of the orchestra Pavel Kogan, the People's Artist and Laureate of the State Prize of Russia, whose contribution to art has been awarded the most prestigious international awards. In 2019, the Maestro celebrated his 30th anniversary of the leadership of MSSO. Under his direction, a well-recognized in the world performing style of the collective was formed, in which an extremely wide repertoire is combined with a refined depth of interpretation and virtuosity of performance. Soloist – Denis Kozhukhin (Piano), who won 1st prize at the Queen Elizabeth Competition in Brussels.


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