Moscow State Symphony Orchestra
Music Director & Chief Conductor Pavel Kogan
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Moscow State Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Pavel Kogan plays
Great Hall of the Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory

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400 - 1200 rubles
2 hours
17 September (Thursday) 2020

The premiere concert of the subscription cycle will present a program composed of the immortal works of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, an Austrian composer and music virtuoso. One of the most popular classical composers, Mozart has had a major impact on world music culture. According to contemporaries, Mozart had a phenomenal ear for music, memory and the ability to improvise. The youngest member of the Bologna Philharmonic Academy in its entire history, as well as the youngest holder of the Order of the Golden Spur.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart composed more than fifty symphonies, but some of them have been lost, and those that remain to this day, delight and fascinate connoisseurs of classical music. The most famous are the last three - No. 39, No. 40 and No. 41. All of them were written in 1788, and the work itself took the maestro a month and a half. The summer of 1788 was very difficult for the composer. He is forced to leave his home in the center of Vienna together with his family and move out of town. He was in dire need of money, had to pay debts. Shortly after the move, his little daughter dies. The composer creates his musical works at the limit of creative and spiritual strength.

Most likely, Mozart planned to perform symphonies during the “Academies” which usually took place in the fall and winter. However, these plans were not destined to come true. Only after the death of the author, symphony No. 40 was successfully performed at charity concerts.

The famous symphony No. 40 by Mozart, which will sound in the concert, is a masterpiece of classical music, an ingenious creation that has become famous for its author for centuries. It is amazing in its content, because it combines deep operatic drama and folk-dance motives, subtle psychology and refined sound style. The melody of the main part is popular all over the world and is the hallmark of the composer's work.

The symphony consists of four parts, but does not have an introduction, but begins immediately with the main part, it is very often called the pinnacle of the composer's work. It has rich and complex content. The focus is on a person, his feelings, thoughts and aspirations. He seeks harmony and clarity, reflects on life conflicts and the imperfection of the world. To many of Mozart's contemporaries, his symphony seemed odd, but that was partly because it was ahead of its time.

The conductor of the concert is a Russian conductor, laureate of the All-Russian Conducting Competition, the Music Director and Conductor of the "Questa Musica" ensemble, Filipp Chizhevsky.  Since 2014 he has been working as a conductor at the Bolshoi Theater. Filipp Chizhevsky collaborates with leading Russian and foreign orchestras.

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