The programme of the concert, which the musicAeterna orchestra will play at Dom Radio under the baton of Fedor Lednev, includes three works by 20th century composers.
These include Igor Stravinsky’s Dumbarton Oaks, the сhamber сoncerto, written in 1937-38, and the last composition Stravinsky created in Europe. Twenty years later, Stravinsky heard the music of the Japanese composer Tōru Takemitsu and highly appreciated it. Takemitsu dedicated his life to the synthesis of Japanese and European melodic cultures and, at the end of his career, wrote Archipelago S. for large instrumental ensemble. The clear objectivity of this piece is far from the authentic and vivid Concerto for Piano, String Orchestra and Timpani, the first opus by Galina Ustvolskaya (soloist Maria Andreeva), who in her youth was a student of Shostakovich and an admirer of Stravinsky.
These three different compositions outline different facets of the musical picture of the 20th century; the musicAeterna orchestra brings them together, and we have but come to this musical labyrinth for a unique experience.