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First Violins

Maria Stratonovich

In the orchestra since 2012

WHAT WAS YOUR FIRST MUSICAL IMPRESSION IN LIFE?
Probably not the very first one (it was in my youth rather than childhood) but I was greatly impressed by the recording of Rakhmaninov playing his own music. I was struck by his elegance and sense of time. I also like to hear the scratching on old recordings, particularly piano recordings for some reason. Another memorable impression was hearing the recording of the Lucerne Festival Orchestra playing Mahler’s Symphony No.2. It is one of my favourite symphonies. I first heard it about 15 years ago, and it was the first programme I played in Perm; hopefully, I will get a chance to play it again with fantastic musicians.
WHAT DOES MUSIC MEAN TO YOU?
Music is a chance to reflect in sounds. The language of music is less precise than that of literature, but this is where its value is at. Music tells us something that cannot be easily put into words. I am truly happy that my perception of the world allows me to feel and understand music.
IF NOT A MUSICIAN, CAN YOU IMAGINE BEING ANYTHING ELSE?
I have been interested in perfume-making lately. Perfume has notes, too! You can seal your memories in a bottle to smell them later. This develops visual thinking, which is very important for a musician. Being a camera operator would also be nice: I love cinema and enjoy good camera work.
WHAT IS SPECIAL ABOUT WORKING WITH MUSICAETERNA?
It is a troupe of very talented people who are incredibly energetic, dedicated, and faithful to their calling. This, of course, stems from the conductor. Every concert witnesses Teodor and the musicians give their 200%. We are a group of like-minded people with a common goal of shared creative work.

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