On February 1, the Magtymguly National Music and Drama Theater hosts the State Symphony Orchestra of Turkmenistan under the direction of Rasul Klychev, which will present a new musical program, Russian Winter.
Two parts of the concert includ Rhapsody by Sergei Rachmaninov on the theme of Paganini and symphony No. 1 “Winter Dreams” by Pyotr Tchaikovsky.
– The first symphony is a complex work of the Russian composer, which was not easy for him. Here the music carries away in winter dreams, and the mysterious melody resonates in the soul. “Moody land, foggy land” – this was the title of the second part of the symphony by Pyotr Ilyich, which reflected the childhood memories of the winter road from the distant Ural town of Votkinsk to Petersburg, where his parents brought him to study. Our concert owes its name to this composition. We have chosen for the program such works that contribute to the professional growth of musicians,” says Rasul Klychev.
Tchaikovsky wrote that for him “a cold climate is pure grace.” Trying to embody the poetry of Russian winter in music, the composer, like an artist, painstakingly displays the first notes of the symphony in the sounds of violins, painting a portrait of nature not on canvas, but in the depths of human consciousness.
The Paganini Rhapsody is one of the world’s most popular piano and orchestra pieces. This is a kind of genre “discovery” of Sergei Rachmaninov. The musical composition consists of 24 variations on the theme of the 24th caprice of the Italian violin virtuoso Niccolo Paganini. Honored artist of Turkmenistan Vladimir Mkrtumov will solo for the piano at the upcoming concert.
– We fantasize, experiment, try to find new creative approaches to the classical music concert program. We will engage readers who introduce listeners to the literary component of famous musical works. So it was on The Nutcracker, where Anush Potarak read out excerpts from the fairy tale of the same name. This time, working with Anush, we decided that at the concert she would read one of Nadezhda von Meck’s letters addressed to Tchaikovsky,” says Rasul Klychev.
“Rasul and I had only one joint project,” says Anush Potarak. – And I confess that working in his team is something incredible. I am still impressed by the personality of the conductor. Outwardly modest young man is very vivid in his work. From him comes a powerful energy stream. Now we are working on the letters of Nadezhda von Meck, who admired the work of Peter Ilyich and supported the composer. Correspondence of the philanthropist and Tchaikovsky lasted for 30 years.