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Tenors

Nikolay Fedorov

In the choir since 2014

Nikolai Fedorov is a laureate of the “White Acacia” International Russian romance competition (Yoshkar-Ola, 2009) and the “Cantabile” vocal competition (Perm, 2013).

Nikolai Fedorov studied vocal performance at the Izhevsk music college under Nina Varacheva, People’s Artist of the Udmurt Republic. In 2015, he graduated from the Perm State Culture University where he had studied under Valentina Perova, Honoured Artist of the Sakha Republic (Yakutia).

In 2011, he became a member of the Major choir at the Perm State Opera and Ballet Theatre. Since the 2014/2015 season, Nikolai Fedorov has been a member of the musicAeterna choir.

WHAT DOES MUSIC MEAN TO YOU?
Music is a major part of my life. It always surrounds me, both at work and at home. I find being in silence uncomfortable: music makes life so much better. I don’t listen to classical music at home too often, though. I prefer more popular genres such as Russian rock music. Lyrics matter to me. I listen closely to what the song is trying to tell me. I rarely put music in the background.
WHAT DOES MUSICAETERNA SYMBOLIZE TO YOU?
The drive to push beyond the average and to be co-authors rather than craftsmen.
HOW DO YOU RELAX AFTER BIG PROJECTS?
Spending time with family and friends is the only way.
CAN YOU IMAGINE BEING ANYTHING ELSE BUT A MUSICIAN?
Definitely. I wanted to be a doctor when I was still at school. I was very interested in science. However, when I was close to graduation, I felt that music was still the way to go. This might have been fate — and I do believe in fate. Of course, I sometimes have doubts regarding my choice. I’m an introvert, so it’s not always easy for me to do my job in public. I’m always in the limelight, always looked at, so I have to struggle with myself. But my love towards music prevails in the end.
WHAT MUSIC DO YOU DREAM TO PERFORM?
I’d like to perform the part of the Yurodiviy in “Boris Godunov”. To my mind, that’s the quintessence of Russian music.

musicAeterna choir events

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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 – 1791)

Chorus “Alzai le flebili voci al Signor”: No. 1 from the cantata “Davide penitente”, K. 469 (1785)

Symphony No. 40, K. 550 (1788),

Maurerische Trauermusik (“Masonic Funeral Music”), K. 477 (1785)

Symphony No. 41, K. 551, “Jupiter” (1788)

Recitative and Aria of Donna Anna “Non mi dir”: No. 23 from Act II, Scene V of the opera “Don Giovanni”, K. 527 (1787)

 

Performers:

Nadezhda Pavlova, soprano
musicAeterna Choir and Orchestra
Conductor – Teodor Currentzis

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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 – 1791)

Chorus “Alzai le flebili voci al Signor”: No. 1 from the cantata “Davide penitente”, K. 469 (1785)

Symphony No. 40, K. 550 (1788),

Maurerische Trauermusik (“Masonic Funeral Music”), K. 477 (1785)

Symphony No. 41, K. 551, “Jupiter” (1788)

Recitative and Aria of Donna Anna “Non mi dir”: No. 23 from Act II, Scene V of the opera “Don Giovanni”, K. 527 (1787)

 

Performers:

Nadezhda Pavlova, soprano
musicAeterna Choir and Orchestra
Conductor – Teodor Currentzis

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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 – 1791)

Chorus “Alzai le flebili voci al Signor”: No. 1 from the cantata “Davide penitente”, K. 469 (1785)

Symphony No. 40, K. 550 (1788),

Maurerische Trauermusik (“Masonic Funeral Music”), K. 477 (1785)

Symphony No. 41, K. 551, “Jupiter” (1788)

Recitative and Aria of Donna Anna “Non mi dir”: No. 23 from Act II, Scene V of the opera “Don Giovanni”, K. 527 (1787)

 

Performers:

Nadezhda Pavlova, soprano
musicAeterna Choir and Orchestra
Conductor – Teodor Currentzis

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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 – 1791)

Chorus “Alzai le flebili voci al Signor”: No. 1 from the cantata “Davide penitente”, K. 469 (1785)

Symphony No. 40, K. 550 (1788),

Maurerische Trauermusik (“Masonic Funeral Music”), K. 477 (1785)

Symphony No. 41, K. 551, “Jupiter” (1788)

Recitative and Aria of Donna Anna “Non mi dir”: No. 23 from Act II, Scene V of the opera “Don Giovanni”, K. 527 (1787)

 

Performers:

Nadezhda Pavlova, soprano
musicAeterna Choir and Orchestra
Conductor – Teodor Currentzis

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An event of Diaghilev+

Josquin des Prez (ca. 1450/55 — 1521)
Gaude virgo mater Christi

Tomás Luis de Victoria (1548 — 1611)
Alma Redemptoris mater a 8 voci, antiphon (before 1581)

Adrian Willaert (ca. 1490 — 1562)
Ave regina coelorum

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 — 1750)
Ich lasse dich nicht, motet BWV 1164 (1712, 1735)

Knut Nystedt (1915 — 2014)
Immortal Bach (1988)

Alfred Schnittke (1934 — 1998)
Three Sacred Hymns (1984)

  1. Our Father
  2. Lord Jesus Christ

III. Hail Mary, Full of Grace

Nicolas Gombert (ca. 1495 — ca. 1560)
Lugebat David Absalon, motet (undated)

Antonio Lotti (1667 — 1740)
Crucifixus a 8 voci from Credo in F Major (before 1717)

Andreas Moustoukis (b. 1971)
The Liturgy of St. Leontius, Part III (2021)

Felix Mendelssohn (1809 — 1847)
Warum toben die Heiden, psalm No. 2 from the cycle “Three Psalms for Soloists and Choir”, Op. 78 (1844)

Francis Poulenc (1899 — 1963)
O magnum mysterium

 

musicAeterna Choir
Chief Choirmaster and Conductor – Vitaly Polonsky