The Russian Seasons video platform presents classical music evenings, along with new recordings from Zaryadye Hall. The broadcasts will be held on the official website of the Russian Seasons:russianseasons.org.
On Tuesday, June 21 , a classical music concert by the talented German organist Daniel Beckmann will surely impress the audience.
Daniel Beckmann is the titular organist of the St. Martin's Cathedral (Mainz).
In 2010 Daniel Beckmann was appointed Mainz's first cathedral organist. The 29-year-old professor took charge of all liturgical and non-liturgical organ music at the Episcopal Cathedral, organizing monthly afternoon organ concerts and the annual Internationaler Orgelsommer summer organ festival.
Since 2014, Beckmann has taught an organ class at the University of Music in Mainz. He frequently performs at home and abroad and participates in international music festivals. His awards include the Prize of the St. Moritz International Organ Competition (2009) and the Deutscher Musikwettbewerb Prize (Berlin, 2005).
The evening's program will include Robert Schumann's Six Pieces of Canonical Form for Organ or Pedal Piano, Four Sketches for Pedal Piano, and Six Fugues on a B-A-C-H Theme for Organ or Pedal Piano.
On Thursday, June 23 , a recording of a concert by the Musica Viva Orchestra under the direction of Alexander Rudin and pianist George Harliono will be presented.
George Harliono played his first recital at the age of nine. Since then, he has performed dozens of solo concerts worldwide: in the United Kingdom, the United States, Europe, and Asia. George has performed at such venues as Wigmore Hall, The Royal Festival Hall, The Royal Albert Hall, and the Chicago Symphony Center. In 2013, the young pianist was invited to record Beethoven's Piano Sonata No. 1 at the Southbank Centre (London). Some of George Harliono's special prizes and awards at international competitions include the Grand Piano Competition in Moscow, the Royal Overseas League Music Competition in London, the Gina Bachauer Piano Competition in Utah, and the Dinu Lipatti Piano Competition in Bucharest.
Musica Viva is a musical ensemble that feels at ease in various styles and genres. The orchestra's repertoire includes universally recognized masterpieces, but a significant portion of the repertoire consists of musical rarities. The orchestra, which has mastered many performing styles, constantly strives to get as close as possible to the original character of the work, sometimes already indistinguishable behind the dense layering of performance cliches.
The program includes works by Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 5 in E flat major, Op. 73, and Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 1 in G minor ("Winter Dreams"), Op. 13.
The broadcast will be available at 19:00 CET on the Russian Seasons website: russianseasons.org.