Moscow City Symphony
Russian Philharmonic

Strauss-gala. Tales from the Vienna Woods

Date and time: 
Friday, January 18, 2013 - 18:00
Venue: 
Moscow International House of Music. Svetlanov Hall
Conductor: 
Sergey Kondrashev
Soloist: 
Irina Samoylova, soprano

Music family of Strauss gave the world real constellation of talents. Johann Strauss the Son was acknowledged as the most famous of them. He was the titled “waltz king”, the creator of such Viennese classical operetta masterpieces as Die Fledermaus and The Gypsy Baron, the author of many waltzes, polkas, galops, and marches. The most famous waltzes Tales from the Vienna Woods, On the Beautiful Blue Danube, Voices of Spring, Tritsch-Trasch, On the Hunt, Thunder & Lightning will be played at the concert. Johann Strauss the Father organized his own orchestra which was recognized one of the best in Europe, performed as a conductor and a violinist, he is the author of legendary Radetzky March. Musical talent of Strauss the Father continued its rich flowering in his three sons. People from Vienna, Paris, New York, Petersburg, Berlin, etc. wanted to listen to Strauss the Son’s orchestra. Beauty and ravishment of melodies, magnificence of orchestra colours, inventiveness, and wit of his dance pieces influenced all public – from inhabitants of city suburbs to famous musicians of the world.

Irina Samoylova – Grand Prix winner of the IV All-Russian Bello Voce Competition and XXV International Competition Luis Sigall in Chile (1998), winner of the II International Competition Tomaz Alkaide in Portugal (2000), prize winner of the Belvedere Competition (2003, Vienna, Austria). Graduated from Gnesin’s Russian Academy of Music (1999, Class of Professor, People’s Artist of Russia G. Oleinichenko). Since 2001 – trainee, since 2002 – soloist of the Bolshoy Theatre of Russia, since 2005 – soloist of “Helikon-Opera”. 
Performed in Austria, Bulgaria, Great Britain, Spain, Italy, China, Monaco, France, Chile. 

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