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Second Violins

Armen Poghosyan

In the orchestra since 2011

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST INSPIRATION IN LIFE?
Hope does. If you keep dreaming like you did in your youth, it means your hope is alive. Hope brings inspiration and the desire to create.
HOW DO YOU PREPARE FOR WORKING ON A NEW PIECE?
A new piece always implies great responsibility, so you are bound to approach it with some fear — even if you have already played the piece numerous times. I usually try to find out how the piece was created, especially if it was written by a modern composer. I listen to a lot of recordings. Other performers’ interpretations help me to establish my own view of the piece. While listening to recordings, you are bound to develop your own opinions: you will agree with some parts, disapprove of some details, and create something new as a result.
WHICH DO YOU FIND MORE EXCITING TO PLAY: MODERN OR CLASSICAL MUSIC?
Saying that one is more exciting to play than the other would be incorrect. It all depends on you and the people you work with. For instance, we like to think we know everything there is to know about Beethoven’s works. But it is only now that I can say I finally understand his music. Besides, we work with Teodor; it means we play every piece as if it is our first time. I once told him he was restoring old music and taking off extra layers. This is what I call “exciting”.
WHAT WOULD YOU CALL AN IDEAL CONCERT?
A concert in complete silence: no coughing, no applause between parts, no phones ringing. I am kidding, of course. Seriously though, my dream concert is one where musicians and listeners are all on the same wavelength, so that nothing has to be explained from start to finish.

musicAeterna orchestra events

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Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (1714 – 1788)
Magnificat for soloists, choir and orchestra, Wq 215, H.772 (1749)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 – 1791)
Krönungsmesse for soloists, choir and orchestra No. 15, in C major, K. 317 (1779)
Exsultate, jubilate, motet for soprano and orchestra K. 165 (1773)

The musicAeterna Orchestra and Choir
Guest soloists and musicAeterna Choir soloists
Conductor – Dmitry Sinkovsky

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Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (1714 – 1788)
Magnificat for soloists, choir and orchestra, Wq 215, H.772 (1749)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 – 1791)
Krönungsmesse for soloists, choir and orchestra No. 15, in C major, K. 317 (1779)
Exsultate, jubilate, motet for soprano and orchestra K. 165 (1773)

The musicAeterna Orchestra and Choir
Guest soloists and musicAeterna Choir soloists
Conductor – Dmitry Sinkovsky

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Alexey Retinsky (b. 1986)
“Ty — likami tsvetov” [You Are in the Faces of the Flowers]
Mystery for Choir and Orchestra (2023, world premiere)

Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873 – 1943)
Vespers for viola, tenor and mixed choir, Op. 37 (1915)

The musicAeterna Choir
Conductor – Teodor Currentzis

 

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Pyotr Tchaikovsky (1840–1893)

Francesca da Rimini,
Symphonic Fantasy after Dante, Op. 32 (1876)

Capriccio Italien
on folk tunes for orchestra, Op. 45 (1880)

Romeo and Juliet,
Overture-Fantasy after Shakespeare, TH 42 (1869–1880)

musicAeterna Orchestra
Conductor — Teodor Currentzis

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Richard Wagner (1813 – 1883)

Overture to the opera Parsifal (1882)
Overture to the opera Tannhäuser (1843 – 1845)
Vorspiel und Liebestod from the opera Tristan und Isolde (1857 – 1859)
Overture to the opera Lohengrin (1845 – 1848)
Overture to the opera Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (1868)

soprano Elena Popovskaya
musicAeterna Orchestra
Conductor Teodor Currentzis