Sergei Prokofiev (1891 — 1953)
Piano Sonata No. 5, Op. 38 (1923) / Op. 135 (1952 — 1953)
Nikolai Myaskovsky (1881 — 1950)
Piano Sonata No. 3, Op. 19 (1920, ed. 1939)
Nikolai Roslavets (1881 — 1944)
Piano Sonata No. 5 (1923)
Dmitri Shostakovich (1906 — 1975)
“Aphorisms”, ten pieces for piano, Op. 13 (1927)
The opening speech to the concert will be given by Svetlana Petukhova, Candidate of Arts, musicologist, Senior Researcher at the State Institute of Art History.
The soloists of the musicAeterna orchestra and choir will conduct a cycle of three chamber concerts dedicated to Soviet music of the 1920s in the Zotov Centre for Constructivism Studies. The cycle as a whole explores the musical discoveries of the early Soviet avant-garde.
The first concert of the cycle is dedicated to the piano music of the 1920s. The soloist of musicAeterna Alexandra Listova — a great connoisseur of music of the 20th and 21st centuries — combines in her Klavierabend an early sonata by Sergei Prokofiev, written in 1923 in Germany (and edited by the composer in the last years of his life), the sonata by Prokofiev’s friend, a brilliant wit and the author of the deep and gloomy, philosophically loaded compositions by Nikolai Myaskovsky (1920), as well as the sonata by Nikolai Roslavets (1923), a radical experimenter, the creator of a special original system of organizing musical material, who was nicknamed “the Russian Schoenberg”. Dmitry Shostakovich’s early cycle of piano miniatures “Aphorisms” — caustic, sharp, reflecting the composer’s youth as an accompanist and his work in the avant-garde theatre — will complete the concert.