Moscow City Symphony
Russian Philharmonic

Bach – Vivaldi

Date and time: 
Wednesday, September 28, 2011 - 18:00
Venue: 
Moscow International House of Music. Svetlanov Hall
Conductor: 
Sergey Tararin
Soloist: 
Gaik Kazazian, violin
Nadezhda Demianova, piano
Rodion Petrov, violin

Nowadays music by Bach is no less in demand than in the last two centuries. At the 21st century Bach’s music is modern more than ever. Nothing could shake love of humanity to Bach. Instrumental concertos by Bach will be executed at the concert, accompanied not by chamber, but by full symphony orchestra.

The Four Seasons by Vivaldi is one of the most popular compositions at all times. In 1725 one of the most famous composer’s opuses entitled “The Contest between Harmony and Invention” (op.8). First 4 concertos of this set are entitled by the author, respectively, “Spring”, “Summer”, “Autumn”, and “Winter”. These concertos demonstrate staggering Vivaldi’s innovation in Baroque concerto music. The concerto possesses ternary cyclic form, prominent contrasts solo and tutti, brightness of virtuosic description.

Gaik Kazazian – laureate and winner of many International Competitions: the Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow (2002), the Wieniawsky Competition in Poznan (2001), the Marguerite Long and Jacques Thibaud Competition in Paris (2005), the Paganini Competition in Moscow (2005). He received Gold medal and Audience Choice Award at the Violinists’ Competition in Switzerland (2004) ; Gold medal and Audience Choice Award at the Violinists’ Competition in Tonkyong (South Korea, 2007).

Nadezhda Demianova – prize winner of the Marguerite Long and Jacques Thibaud Competition (Paris, III Prize, 1981), the International J.S. Bach Competition (Leipzig, II Prize, 1984), International Pianists’ Competition “Art of the XXI century” (Kiev, I Prize, 2000).

Rodion Petrov – prize winner of the International Competition “Valsesia Musica” (Italy, 2005, I Prize), the Fourth Moscow International Paganini Competition (2005, II Prize), the International Competition named after Rodolfo Lipizer (Italy, 2006, II Prize and five special prizes), the International Paganini Competition (Italy, Genoa, 2007, II Prize).

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