#chamber music

October 25, 1893 (old style) was the day Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky died. On this memorial day, we are sharing with you a recording of a music piece which sounds particularly touching given the occasion. Ukrainian composer Valentin Silvestrov (b. 1937) has written a cycle titled “October 25, 1893 (In Memory of P.I. Tchaikovsky)”. The cycle […]
The best violinist of the 18th century who had served the Salzburg archbishop 100 years before Mozart; the greatest composer of the pre-Bach era (according to P. Hindemith); creator of the “Rosary” for violin, the Salzburg mass for 53 voices and an array of sacred and worldly music pieces which showcased his masterful technique, energetic […]
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 As part of the collaboration between musicAeterna and the Con Spirito musical lectorium, we are sharing with you a recording of “Piano Quintet in G minor” by Dmitri Shostakovich. Combining elements of old German music with Stalin-era “Big Style” features, this piece of chamber music is performed by […]
A collaboration between musicAeterna and Con Spirito
Vladislav Pesin Anastasia Shapoval Merging styles, techniques and genres with courage and precision, Alfred Schnittke created his own unique and deeply philosophical music world. His works reflect not just all of the XXth century but also the legacy of the great artists of yore. Mozart was one of Schnittke’s favourite composers, and this adoration of […]