Projects with orchestra

NB: all these projects (solo, orchestral, chamber) were already performed once or several times in concert and have got a great success with the audience.

 

NOSTALGIA

Mozart - Symphony no.40 K 550

Rachmaninov - Concerto no.4 op.40

Lutoslawski - Concerto for piano and orchestra

Mahler - Adagietto from the 5th Symphony

 

SCRIABIN. THE WAY TO THE FLAME.

Scriabin - Concerto for piano and orchestra op.20

Scriabin - Sonata no.5 op.53

Scriabin - Sonata no.7 op.64

Scriabin - "Prometheus"-"Poem of Fire" op.60

 

RACHMANINOV AND THE XXth CENTURY: UNEXPECTED PARALLELS

5 concerts with a symphonic orchestra

1. Rachmaninov and Prokofiev. Breath of the Russian "Silver Age".

Rachmaninov and Prokofiev - pieces for piano solo (etudes, preludes, parts from sonatas)

Prokofiev - 5 poems by Anna Akhmatova op.27

Rachmaninov - 6 romances on the verses by Russian symbolists op.38

Rachmaninov - Concerto no.1 op.1 (1st edition)

Prokofiev - Concerto no.1 op.10

2. Rachmaninov and Lutoslawski. Romanticism and Neoromanticism.

Lutoslawski - 5 Polish songs (K. Illakowicz) for soprano and orchestra (1957)

Lutoslawski - Concerto for piano and orchestra (1987)

Rachmaninov - 3 Russian songs for choir and orchestra op.41

Rachmaninov - Concerto no.2 op.18

3. Rachmaninov and Mahler. The two great Confessions.

Rachmaninov - Concerto no.3 op.30

Mahler - Symphony no.9

4. Rachmaninov, Milhaud and Edgar Poe. Life through the Bells.

Edgar Poe - "The Bells" (reciting)

Milhaud - "Les Cloches" op.259

Milhaud - Concerto no.4 op.295

Rachmaninov - Concerto no.4 op.40

Rachmaninov - "The Bells" op.35

5. Rachmaninov and Schönberg. The Music of the War and of the Death.

Schönberg - "A survivor from Warsaw" op.46

Schönberg - Concerto for piano and orchestra op.42

Rachmaninov - Rhapsody on a theme by Paganini op.43

Rachmaninov - Symphonic Dances op.45

 

BEETHOVEN. ALIVE.

5 concerts: solo, chamber music and with a symphony orchestra

NB: all concerts are accompanied with appropriate Beethoven's letters.

1. The three testaments. Klavierabend.

Sonata no.17 op.31 no.2

Sonata no.23 op.57 "Appassionata"

Sonata no.29 op.106

2. Experiment: the Violin as the 'humanness' coefficient.

Piano Sonata no.28 op.101

Violin Sonata no.10 op.96

Piano Sonata no.8 op.13

Violin Sonata no.7 op.30 no.2

Piano Variations op.76

Violin (flute) Variations (selected) op.107

3. Soloist and Orchestra: The Man and the World.

Piano Concerto no.1 op.15

Piano Concerto no.4 op.58

Violin Concerto op.61

4. The Voice and the Space.

Cello Sonata no.4 op.102 no.1

Cello Sonata no.5 op.102 no.2

12 Lieder (selected)

5. "Seid umschlungen!.." - "Be embraced!.."

Piano Trio op.70 no.1

Fantasy for piano, choir and orchestra op.80

Triple Concerto op.56

 

SHOSTAKOVICH'S ANSWER TO THE 'JEWISH QUESTION'

Shostakovich - Piano Trio no.2 op.67

Shostakovich - "From Jewish Folk Poetry" op.79

Shostakovich - Symphony no.13 "Babiy Yar"

 

 

Solo projects

RUSSIA IN THE WORLD WARS

Rachmaninov - 6 Etudes-Tableaux op.39 (1916)

Prokofiev - Sonata no.3 op.28 (1917)

Shostakovich - Sonata no.2 op.61 (1943)

Shostakovich - Prelude and Fugue in D minor op.87 (1951)

 

'LIFE AND FATE'

Mozart - Sonata K 310

Schubert - Wanderer-Fantasie D 760

Prokofiev - Sonata no.8 op.84

 

THE GREATEST FAREWELL

Beethoven - Sonata no.29 op.106

Beethoven - Sonata no.32 op.111

 

'SONATA-MISSA'

Liszt - "Après une Lecture de Dante: Fantasia quasi Sonata"

Beethoven - Sonata no.32 op.111

Scriabin - Sonata no.9 op.68 'Messe Noire'

Scriabin - 3 Etudes op.65

Scriabin - Sonata no.5 op.53

Scriabin - Poème "Vers la flamme" op.72

Scriabin - Sonata no.7 op.64 'Messe Blanche'

 

SPIRITUALITY: THE BELLS AND THE FLAME

"To the Bells"

Rachmaninov - selected Preludes and Etudes-Tableaux

Debussy - selected Preludes

Scriabin - selected pieces and Sonata no.9 op.68

"To the FLame"

Beethoven - Sonata no.14 op.27 no.2

Scriabin - selected pieces incl. "Vers la Flamme" op.72

Debussy - selected Preludes

 

BEETHOVEN: THE THREE TESTAMENTS

Beethoven - Sonata no.17 op.31 no.2

Beethoven - Sonata no.23 op.57 "Appassionata"

Beethoven - Sonata no.29 op.106

 

TCHAIKOVSKY AND BRAHMS: ANTAGONISM x PROPINQUITY?

Tchaikovsky and Brahms - selected pieces

Brahms - Sonata no.1 op.1

Tchaikovsky - Sonata in G major op.37a

 

SCHUMANN, BRAHMS, SCHUBERT: 'A MAN'S LOVE AND LIFE'

Schumann - Kinderszenen op.15

Schumann - Fantasie op.17

Brahms - 8 pieces op.76

Schubert - Wanderer-Fantasie D 760

 

LIFE THROUGH 'THE BELLS': RACHMANINOV AND EDGAR POE

selected pieces by Rachmaninov for the each part of the Edgar Poe's poem "The Bells" (to be recited)

 

THE DIVINE POEM: FROM SCRIABIN TO BACH

Scriabin - Complete Etudes

Scriabin - Sonata no.8 op.66

Bach - Partita no.1 BWV 825

 

 

Chamber projects

ALL BRAHMS' INSTRUMENTAL SONATAS ON A CELLO

with Alexander Kniazev (cello) - 2 concerts

includes cello, viola and violin sonatas by Brahms

 

XXth CENTURY FOR CELLO AND PIANO: MIRROR IN MIRROR

with Johannes Moser (cello)

includes Cello Sonatas by Debussy, Britten and Shostakovich and pieces by Lutoslawski, Pärt and Silvestrov

 

VIOLIN MASTERPIECES ON A CELLO

with Alexander Kniazev (cello)

Violin sonatas by Beethoven (no.7), Brahms (no.3) and Franck or just Beethoven's no.4, no.5 and no.7

 

VIOLIN AS AN EXTENSION FOR AN IDEA

with Dmitri Makhtin (violin) - 4 concerts

The idea of this project is to show cognate, 'sister' pieces by a composer, which were written for piano solo and for violin and piano. Thus an enormously interesting development can be seen within the same musical material. The project includes 4 concert programmes: dedicated to Beethoven, to Mozart and Schubert, to Grieg and Shostakovich, to Prokofiev and Brahms.

 

COMPLETE SONATAS FOR VIOLIN AND PIANO BY BEETHOVEN

with Dmitri Makhtin (violin) - 3 concerts

 

VIENNESE LIEDER

with Yana Ivanilova (soprano)

Mozart, Beethoven - selected Lieder

Schubert - "Schwanengesang" D 957

 

THE VOICE OF RUSSIA THROUGH TCHAIKOVSKY AND RACHMANINOV

with Yana Ivanilova (soprano)

includes romances and pieces for piano solo by Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninov