Festival in honor of the anniversary of Shchedrin will take place in Moscow Philharmonic

© RIA Novosti / Ilya Petliurite in fotoracconti Rodion Shchedrin. Archival photoFestival in honor of the anniversary of Shchedrin will take place in Moscow Philharmonic© RIA Novosti / Ilya Petliurite the image Bank

To the jubilee of the classics of Russian and world music composer birthplace Shchedrin, who on December 16 will celebrate 85 years of the Moscow state Philharmonic society has prepared a festival of four concerts 15, 16, 21 and 22 December.

«It is a great pleasure and honour that this festival will be held on the ground in Moscow, where I was born. My anniversary is observed and celebrated on such a large scale and widely. And I would like to Express my gratitude to all who took part in the organization of the festival and all its participants, and special thanks to Valery Gergiev, Mikhail Pletnev and who accept in it active participation», said Shedrin at a press conference on Wednesday.

Playing four hands

The festival opens on December 15 in the Concert hall. Tchaikovsky Russian national orchestra headed by its artistic Director and principal conductor Mikhail Pletnev. Maestro this evening will act as a conductor and pianist. The concert will feature the Chamber choir of the Moscow Conservatory. In the program – music of Shchedrin.

«I would like to say a few words about the concert, which will take place on December 15. This is the first concert of the festival, and his idea, which I immediately approved, belongs to Mikhail Vasilyevich Pletnev. He wanted it was a concert of those who conducted the Russian musical society since Rubinstein and Tchaikovsky. Concerts, when symphonic music was interspersed with the chamber. In this concert we will play with Pletnev four hands, and yesterday we rehearsed, and I got enormous pleasure from it,» — said the composer.

Rodion Shchedrin – the representative of the Russian constellation of the sixties. From Shchedrin’s own special style, his acute musical language. The composer developed in his work Russian themes: Opera and ballet composer created almost exclusively based on the works of Russian classics: Gogol, Chekhov, Leskov, Tolstoy, Nabokov.

He said that he now wrote a composition for choir based on two Russian folk Proverbs. «I agree here with my wife, Maya Mikhailovna Plisetskaya, who always said that all philosophers of the world — nothing compared to the wisdom that is inherent in Russian folk Proverbs», he added.

The question that for him, Russian culture, Shchedrin said that the Russian culture is his nature, his ancestors, his genetics, his upbringing, «and it can not be otherwise,» said the composer. Shchedrin said that it continues to work, but admitted that in this sense are a little slow, problems with the eyes.

«It’s such composers disease, suffered this and Bach, and Handel. But despite the honor, I was very alarming,» said Shchedrin.

According to the composer, the concerts in Munich, and also the Moscow Conservatory, where he studied Rodion Konstantinovich organized the festival, which takes place across the country.

© RIA Novosti / Alexander Makeupdate in fotoracconti Rodion Shchedrin and the poet Robert RozhdestvenskyFestival in honor of the anniversary of Shchedrin will take place in Moscow Philharmonic© RIA Novosti / Alexander Makeupdate in fotoracconti Rodion Shchedrin and the poet Robert Rozhdestvensky

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