Miðasala er hafin á Russian Souvenir tónleikar í Hörpu, Kaldalóni sem verða á sunnudaginn 25.febrúar kl.17:00. Að þessu sinni verður tónleikar fjallað um Dmitry Shostakovich. Flytjendur eru: Alexandra Chernyshova-sópran, Nina Margrét Grimsdóttir-píanó, Sigurður Halldórsson-selló, Hildigunnur Halldórsdóttir-fiðla, kynnir-Guðrún Ásmundsdóttir.
Komið og upplifið eitthvað alveg sérstakt, ekta rússneskt.
Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District is an #opera in four acts and nine scenes by Dmitri #Shostakovich , his Opus 29. The libretto, jointly written by #AlexanderPreys and the composer, is based on the novel of the same name by Nikolai #Leskov .
Dedicated by Shostakovich to his first wife, physicist Nina Varzar, the roughly 160-minute opera was first performed #onthisday 1934 at the Leningrad Maly Operny, and on 24 January 1934 in Moscow. It incorporates elements of expressionism and verismo, telling the story of a lonely woman in 19th-century Russia who falls in love with one of her husband's workers and is driven to murder.
The composer in 1962 revised #LadyMacbeth , renaming it #KaterinaIzmailova and assigning his Opus 114. He replaced two of its intermezzos, adjusted Act 1 Scene 3, and made smaller changes elsewhere. Katerina Izmailova was first performed on 26 December 1962 in Moscow at the Stanislavsky-Nemirovich-Danchenko Musical Theatre, and first given a studio recording in 1964. But since Shostakovich's death the original version has been more often performed.
Dmitri Shostakovich. Leningrad Symphony🔹
Глядя на пока еще пустой Большой зал Филармонии, невольно повторяешь слова мемориальной доски :" Здесь, в Большом зале Ленинградской филармонии, 9 августа 1942 года оркестр Ленинградского радиокомитета под управлением дирижера К. И. Элиасберга исполнил Седьмую ( Ленинградскую) симфонию Д.Д. Шостаковича". Думаю, эта великая музыка, которая все чаще звучит, когда приближается 27 января, День снятия Блокады Ленинграда - Ленинградский День Победы, стала неким генетическим кодом, объединяющим совсем разных людей!
Beautiful exhibition at the V&A about opera: passion, power and politics. Spanning nearly 400 years the exhibition examines key moments in the history of opera, focusing on seven premieres, and considers how these operas both reflect and shift the social, political and cultural life of the cities for which they were created. I particularly enjoyed the Leningrad room about the premiere of Shostakovich’s Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk district. 1934 was a turning point in Soviet history . The creative freedom of the avant-garde movement began to stall as Stalin rejected the regime’s former tolerance. Lady Macbeth’s murderous bourgeois housewife heroine ending in a Siberian labour camp did not match up with Stalin’s ideal of a Soviet woman. Stalin realized the power of music and shut down this popular opera. Shostakovitch, fearfull for his freedom and his life never composed an opera again. #opera#passion#power#victoriaandalbertmuseum#politics#music#leningrad#shostakovich#ladymacbethofmtsensk#stalin#katerinaizmailova#siberia#exhibition
Giant Shostakovich 4th Symohony
Some weeks are special..by the program we play, with people we meet, the way we deal with them, giving our best in music we play, enjouing it above all 🌈 This one I will remember as one where we gave a chance to the young musicians to learn, grow, feel the power of the Art they shared with my great colleagues of the Belgrade Philharmonics. Knowledge is to be shared, passed to the generations that are coming after us and make their way open space on which they can create their own story! Caring and sharing! 💞
Sinfonia sounding fabulous this morning with their first look at Shostakovich's Suite for Variety Orchestra.
All three EUMS ensembles are now up & running for this semester, but it's not too late to get involved! You can still join Sinfonia as a string player (Reid Concert Hall, Saturday 10:30-13:30) or Chorus (Greyfriars Charteris Centre Tuesday 18:30-20:45). Just come along to a rehearsal and jump straight in!