Pearls of the Russian romance – under the arches of the Turkmen National Conservatory

Pearls of the Russian romance – under the arches of the Turkmen National Conservatory

A concert was dedicated to the chamber vocal work of the remarkable Russian composer Mikhail Ivanovich Glinka at the Turkmen National Conservatory named after Maya Kulieva. His well-known romances to verses of remarkable poets – Alexander Pushkin, Vasily Zhukovsky, Evgeny Baratynsky, Sergey Golitsyn and others sounded in the program of the speech.

The concert was attended by the teacher of the department “Musical Pedagogy”, tenor Nury Nuryev and the senior teacher of the department “Chamber Ensemble”, pianist Svetlana Kasparova. Before the beginning of the speeches, the audience was introduced to Glinka’s biography, his creative development.

In the person of Glinka, Russian musical culture first acquired a composer of world significance. Based on the centuries-old traditions of Russian folk and professional music, the achievements and experience of European art, he completed the process of forming a national composer’s school, which won one of the leading places in European culture in the 19th century, and became the first Russian classical composer.

In his work, Glinka expressed the advanced ideological aspirations of the time. His works are imbued with the ideas of patriotism, faith in the people. Like Pushkin, he sang the beauty of life, the triumph of reason, kindness, and justice. His music captivates with extraordinary beauty and poetry, greatness of thought and wise clarity of expression. It talks about how beautiful a person is, how much is exalted in the best impulses of his soul – in heroism, devotion to the fatherland, dedication, friendship, love.

Therefore, the concert program was composed of the most striking works. The discovery was the romance “Do not tempt me without need” to the verses of Baratynsky, who is one of the best sentimental elegiac vocal works of young Glinka. Its sound emphasized the purity of the author’s style, his inherent lyrical penetration.

The composition “Tell me why?” to Golitsyn’s poems, as well as “You kept on telling me you love me” to Alexander Korsak’s poems plunged the audience into an atmosphere of excitement and confusion of feelings.

Also in the concert, admirers of Glinka’s vocal lyrics heard one of the brightest oriental romances of the 19th century “Don’t sing in my presence, oh, beauty” and other works on Pushkin’s poems: “The fire of desires burns in blood”, “I am here, Inesilla”, “I remember a wonderful moment”, “Recognition.” The musicians managed to subtly convey the entire depth of the feelings of their content and plunge the audience into the atmosphere of the Golden Age of Russian art.

The audience also appreciated the artistically convincing interpretation of the singer and accompanist of the novel “Do not demand songs from the singer” from the tragedy “Prince Kholmsky” to the verses by Nestor Kukolnik, which sounded at the end of the concert.

The unique combination of Russian folk and classical music aroused great interest among students of the conservatory. The composer’s ability to organically synthesize archaic and aristocratic sounds impressed the younger generation of Turkmen musicians.

It remains only to express words of admiration for the skilled performers of such complex works and expect from their students a deep rethinking of their own creativity.