Vladimir Fedoseyev, Artistic Director and Principal Conductor of the Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra, celebrated his 90th birthday. In honor of the Maestro's anniversary, the Russian Seasons video platform will show concerts by the orchestra under his baton. The broadcasts will take place on August 16 and 18 on the official website of the Russian Seasons :www.russianseasons.org.
Vladimir Fedoseyev, People's Artist of the USSR and a Cavalier of the Order of Merit for the Fatherland, has been the director of the famous ensemble for 48 years. He was also chief conductor of the Vienna Symphony Orchestra from 1997 to 2004. The Maestro is known worldwide: his concerts in Vienna, Zurich, Tokyo, Berlin and many other cities were a remarkable success. And even now, despite his age, the outstanding conductor never ceases to amaze: On September 19 at Zaryadye Hall, the Maestro will conduct four orchestras in a concert celebrating his jubilee, and on October 10, there will be an anniversary concert at the Moscow Conservatory.
On Tuesday, August 16 , the audience will enjoy a concert in which the Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra will perform Sergei Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 2 and "Vocalise." Throughout the ensemble's history, Rachmaninoff's works have constantly been in the Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra's concert programs. One of the orchestra's significant projects in recent years has been devoted to the music of the composer and his contemporaries, presented in a series of concerts.
On Thursday, August 18 , works by two Austrians, Gustav Mahler and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, and the Russian composer Pyotr Tchaikovsky will be performed.
The Fifth Symphony is one of the greatest works created by Gustav Mahler. Adagietto became the composer's most famous work - a transitional stage in Mahler's work. It stands at the turn of two periods. The composer, unable to follow the old paths any longer, finds new ones.
Tchaikovsky's Serenade for String Orchestra is one of those works in which the unusual creative concept, seriousness of thought and depth of feeling are set in the form of a light, almost entertaining, Mozart-like elegance and artistically refined narrative.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Concerto No. 9 is played by the Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra with soloist Elisabeth Leonskaja, an elegant chamber piece in which the piano is often alone with the violins and often alone with the oboes. The 20-year-old Mozart created a sublime, chivalrous work in which the piano is the undisputed leader.
The Tchaikovsky State Academic Symphony Orchestra was founded in 1930. In 1993, the year of the 100th anniversary of Tchaikovsky's death, the orchestra was named after the great composer - for his services to the development of musical culture and outstanding interpretations of Tchaikovsky's creative heritage in our country and throughout the world. The Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra has successfully performed in the world's greatest concert halls and is actively engaged in educational activities, organizing music evenings in museums and universities. The Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra recordings, many of which have become historical, were released by Sony, Pony Shop, JVC, Philips, Relief, Warner Classics & Jazz, and Melody.
As usual, the broadcasts will be available at 19:00 CET.