Moscow State Symphony Orchestra
Music Director & Chief Conductor Pavel Kogan
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Great Romantics. Frederic Chopin
Venue
Great Hall of the Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory

How to get
Price
1200 - 5000 rubles
Duration
2 hours
Day
14 February (Sunday) 2021
Time
16:00

February is not only the end of winter, but also the expectation of the awakening of nature, full of bright dreams and hopes... For Valentine's Day, the Rusconcert has prepared a program that takes the audience into the world of wonderful human feelings. On 14 February, in the Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory, one of the most romantically sublime piano concerts, F. Chopin's Piano Concerto No. 1 in E Minor, will be performed. As well as the overture-fantasy by P.I. Tchaikovsky and "Adagietto" from the Symphony No. 5 by Gustav Mahler. On the stage of the Great Hall of the Conservatory - the Moscow State Academic Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Pavel Kogan. The soloist is a bright young pianist, laureate of international competitions Andrei Gugnin.

In 1818, one of the Warsaw newspapers wrote: “The author of this polonaise is a student who has not yet turned eight years old. He is a true genius of music, performing the most difficult pieces of piano with the greatest ease and exceptional taste and composing dances and variations that delight connoisseurs." This was the beginning of Frederic Chopin's brilliant musical career. According to Anton Rubinstein, “Chopin is the bard, rhapsodist, spirit, soul of the piano”. It is this instrument only that is capable of expressing that romantic trepidation and sophistication in which the style of the great Polish master is immediately recognized. Shortly before his departure from Poland, in 1830, the twenty-year-old composer created two piano concertos. The First Concerto in E minor (written chronologically later than the Second, but published first) is one of his most perfect creations. Spontaneous and excited in a youthful way, it is full of incredibly beautiful melodies that, like climbing living plants, grow freely over the solemn and resilient tread of the polonaise. For almost 200 years, the concert has not left concert posters and remains popular with both listeners and pianists. It is one of the compulsories works of the prestigious International F. Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw.

The idea of the overture-fantasy “Romeo and Juliet” based on Shakespeare's piece appeared in Tchaikovsky at the very beginning of his career. He discussed it with the Russian composer Miliy Balakirev, who encouraged this idea and even sent some musical suggestions to get started.

The idea of the overture-fantasy “Romeo and Juliet” based on Shakespeare's piece appeared in Tchaikovsky at the very beginning of his career. He discussed it with the Russian composer Miliy Balakirev, who encouraged this idea and even sent some musical suggestions to get started.

Symphony No. 5 in C sharp minor is a work by the Austrian composer Gustav Mahler, completed in 1902 and first performed under the direction of the author in 1904. The symphony has an unusual structure: in fact, it consists of five movements, combined by the author into three large sections - and is one of the most performed works by Mahler. He lived exactly 50 years and on the eve of the premiere of the Fifth Symphony in 1904 he wrote “Oh, if I could perform my symphonies 50 years after my death!”. Today, Mahler's music never ceases to sound, inspire, satisfy our sorrows and give the light of hope.

At the conductor's desk will be the conductor of the Bolshoi Theater, Music director and conductor of the Questa Musica ensemble, laureate of the Golden Mask, the young, charismatic maestro Filipp Chizhevsky.

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