The programme “Portraits of Composers: Beethoven” is dedicated to the 250th anniversary of the composer.
On 25 September “Moscow Virtuosi” will present a new program – “Portraits of composers: Beethoven”, dedicated to the 250th anniversary of the composer. Throughout the evening in the Small Hall of the Conservatory only Beethoven’s works will be performed: Concerto for Violin, Piano and Cello with Orchestra, Romance for Violin and Orchestra and Quartet, Op. 95.
“This year marks the 250th anniversary of the birth of Beethoven, one of the most important composers of all time. For people of art, Beethoven is a unique phenomenon because people have come a long way, and despite the deafness that not all contemporaries could understand his works, he has always remained faithful to his work and to himself. And in a year like this, it is particularly important for us to devote a separate programme to his music”, – spoke to Alexei Lundin, concertmaster of the orchestra.
The concert will continue the series “Portraits of Composers”, which has been loved by listeners and within which “Moscow Virtuosi” has already performed programmes from works by Vivaldi, Mendelssohn and Tchaikovsky.
«The mono-concerts provide an opportunity to showcase the many facets of the composer’s talent, and we want to introduce Beethoven to our listeners in one programme. The quartet is a “classical” Beethoven, to which many of us are accustomed. The triple concert is a special work. Here three instruments and an orchestra compete with each other and sometimes explain each other – unlike the traditional concert, where one soloist and one orchestra participate in a “competition”. And a romance that combines extraordinary tenderness and tragedy is already the forerunner of romanticism. Much of what is in it can be heard in works by composers of the following generations», – Vitaly Khandras, the author of the idea of the cycle and deputy concertmaster of the second violins of the orchestra, noted.
Artistic Director of the Orchestra “Moscow Virtuosi” – People’s Artist of the USSR, UNESCO Peace Artist Vladimir Spivakov. In 1979 he united the best musicians of the Russian capital in the chamber orchestra “Moscow Virtuosi”. In Solomon Volkov’s book Dialogues with Vladimir Spivakov, the maestro recalls: “The aura of this constellation of bright talents was unique”. The principles of the legendary partnership of musicians remain inviolable today.