A collaboration between musicAeterna and Con Spirito In the second part of the lecture, Lyalya Kandaurova breaks down all the five parts (prelude, fugue, scherzo, intermezzo, and final) of Dmitri Shostakovich’s “Piano Quintet”. Laid out in a clear and detailed manner, the intricacies of the score are illustrated by ensemble musicians. The lecture was recorded […]
A collaboration between musicAeterna and Con Spirito
In the new Modern Audience Laboratory podcast, George Crumb’s song cycle is presented by Olga Manulkina (lecturer at Saint Petersburg University and author of “Ives to Adams: XXth Century American Music”). The discussion revolves around the composer’s fascination with Spanish poetry and the way the spirit of duende manifests itself in music by Manuel de […]
To conclude the Gustav Mahler day, we offer you to remember his Symphony No.4 — but instead of listening to the traditional concert performance, let’s dive deeper into it together with maestro Teodor Currentzis and Dr. Renate Stark-Voyt, vice president of the International Gustav Mahler Society. The Currentzis-LAB recording of Stuttgart’s SWR Orchestra will let […]
Beethoven is a classic of a caliber just as grand as his older contemporaries: Haydn and Mozart. His peers, however, deemed him an art revolutionary and a breaker of traditions. So who was that genius, respected by classical connoisseurs and the avant-garde crowd alike? Musicologist Larisa Kirillina, the leading Russian researcher of Beethoven’s works, gives […]
Episode 4 of “Schnittke’s Creative Landscape” encompasses the religious and moral aspects of Alfred Schnittke’s philosophy. It also gets viewers acquainted with several of the composer’s works, which include Violin Concerto No.2, Requiem, and Choral Concerto (set to Grigor Narekatsi’s lyrics). Music pieces mentioned in the episode:1. A. Schnittke. Violin Concerto No.2 (1966).Performed by G. Kremer […]