Da Capo… Kontserdid

Back to St. Petersburg through Estonia I:

On the Edge of Eternity

May 11, 2003

Dedicated to St. Petersburg’s 300th Anniversary

St. Petersburg Academic Philharmonic named after D. Shostakovich, The Great Hall

  • Yulia Smorodina, soprano (Russia)
  • Anna Kiknadze, alto (Russia)
  • Sergey Vinogradsky, tenor (Russia)
  • Vladimir Tyulpanov, baritone (Russia)
  • Ilya Bannik, bass (Russia)
  • Piret Aidulo, organ (Estonia)
  • Estonian Oratorio Choir (Estonia)
  • State Choir “Latvija” (Latvia)
  • Children’s Choir of the Television Company “Peterburg”
  • St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra

Conductor: Neeme Järvi (Estonia/USA)

Rudolf Tobias (18731918)
Des Jona Sendung (Jonah’s Mission), oratorio (1909)

TEIL I

Prolog
Bild I. Des Jona Sendung
Bild II. Die Nacht der Gottverlassenheit

TEIL II
Bild III. Ecclesia
Bild IV. Gerichtspredigt

TEIL III
Bild V. Das Zeichen des Menschensohnes

Back to St. Petersburg through Estonia II:

On the Edge of Eternity

July 12, 2003

The Catherine Palace (Tsarskoe Selo), Throne Hall

  • Anu Komsi, soprano (Finland)
  • Early Music Consort “Hortus Musicus” led by Andres Mustonen (Estonia)

I

  • Kuldar Sink (1942–1995)
    “Aastaajad “ / “Seasons” (1991) (poetry by Juhan Liiv)
    1. Lauliku talveüksindus / The Singer in a Lonesome Winter
    2. Tulen, tulen, kevade! / Coming, Coming, Spring!
    3. Sa tulid / You Entered
    4. Üle vee / Over the Waters
    5. Üks suu / One Mouth
    6. Sügise / Autumn
    7. Sügisetuul / The Autumn Wind
    8. Lumehelbeke / A Tiny Snowflake
    9. Talvine külaline / The Winter Guest

II

  • Arvo Pärt (1935)
    Arbos (1977/86)
    An den Wassern zu Babel (1976/1984)
    Pari intervallo (1976)
  • Galina Grigoryeva (1962)
    Lahkumisele / On Leaving (1999)

Baltic Stream

July 7, 2003

State Hermitage Museum. The Hermitage Theatre

  • John Storgǻrds, violin (Finland)
  • Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra (Finland)

Conductor: Juha Kangas (Finland)

I

  • Jurgis Juozapaitis (1942)
    Perpetuum mobile (1988)
  • Peteris Vasks (1946)
    Violin Concerto Tala Gaisma (Fernes Licht/Distant Light) (1996/97)

II

  • Kuldar Sink (19421995)
    Concerto for String Orchestra (1960)
  • Pehr Henrik Nordgren (1944)
    Symphony for Strings, Op.43 (1978)

Europe in St. Petersburg I

July 1, 2003

The Glazunov Concert Hall of the St. Petersburg State Conservatoire

Antti Siirala, piano (Finland)

I

  • Ludwig van Beethoven (1770–1827)
    Sonata No. 30 in E, Op.109 (1820)
    Vivace, ma non troppo. Adagio espressivo. Tempo I
    Prestissimo
    Gesangvoll, mit innigster Empfindung
    Sonata No. 31 in A flat, Op.110 (1821–22)
    Moderato cantabile molto espressivo
    Allegro molto
    Adagio ma non troppo. Arioso dolente
    Fuga. Allegro ma non troppo. L'istesso tempo.
    L'inversione della Fuga

II

  • Claude Debussy (1862–1918)
    12 Etudes for piano (1915)
    Book I
    1. Pour Les Cinq Doigts – d’après Monsieur Czerny
    2. Pour Les Tierces
    3. Pour Les Quartes
    4. Pour Les Sixtes
    5. Pour Les Octaves
    6. Pour Les Huit Doigts

    Book II
    7. Pour Les Degrés Chromatiques
    8. Pour Les Agréments
    9. Pour Les Notes Répétée
    10. Pour Les Sonorités Opposées
    11. Pour Les Arpèges Composés
    12. Pour Les Accords

Europe in St. Petersburg II

July 3, 2003

St. Petersburg Academic Philharmonic named after D. Shostakovich,

Engelhardt Hall

  • Antti Siirala, piano (Finland)
  • Quartetto Amati (Italy):
    Juan Carlos Rubin, violin
    Alberto Martini, violin
    Enrico Balboni, viola
    Zoltan Szabo, cello

I

  • Luigi Cherubini (1760–1842)
    String Quartet No.2 in C
    Lento. Allegro
    Lento
    Scherzo. Allegro assai
    Finale. Allegro vivace
  • Franz Schubert (1797–1828)
    QuartettSatz in C minor

II

  • Robert Schumann (1810–1856)
    Piano Quintet in E flat, Op.44
    Allegro brillante
    In modo di una Marcia
    Scherzo, molto vivace
    Allegro,ma non troppo

Europe in St. Petersburg III: Celebrations

July 9, 2003

The Yusupov Palace on the Moika Embankment

  • Antonio Vivaldi 325 (1678–1741)
    Conrad Steinmann, recorders (Switzerland)
    Ensemble 415 (France):
    Chiara Banchini, violin
    Odile Edouard, violin
    David Courvoisier, viola
    Käthi Gohl, cello
    Ieva Saliete, harpsichord

I

  • Concerto in G Op.10 No.6 for alto recorder, strings and basso continuo
    Allegro. Largo. Allegro
  • Concerto in G for sopranino recorder, strings and basso continuo
    Allegro. Largo. Allegro molto

II

  • Sonate in D minor Op.1 No.12 RV 63 La Follia for violins and basso continuo
  • Concerto in G minor Op.10 No.2 La Notte for alto recorder, strings and basso continuo
    Largo. Fantasmi. Largo. Presto. Sonno. Allegro

Europe in St. Petersburg IV

July 13, 2003

The Great Peterhof Palace, Throne Hall

  • Early Music Consort “Hortus Musicus” led by Andres Mustonen (Estonia)

I

  • Ballads, songs and dances from 13th–14th century Italy and France

II

  • Composers of 16th–17th century Italy, England and Holland
  • Festivities in Court – dance suites, chansons, madrigals and frotollas

Europe in St. Petersburg V: Celebrations

October 19, 2003

Count Menshikov’s Palace
Krzysztof Penderecki 70

  • Michel Lethiec, clarinet (France)
  • Allar Kaasik, cello (Estonia)
  • String Quartet of the Pablo Casals Festival:
  • Gérard Poulet, violin (France)
  • Saskia Lethiec, violin (France)
  • Bruno Pasquier, viola (France)
  • Arto Noras, cello (Finland)

I

  • Olivier Messiaen (1908–1992)
    Quatuor pour la fin du Temps (1940): Abîme des oiseaux
  • Krzysztof Penderecki (1933)
    Prelude for solo clarinet (1987)
    Capriccio per Siegfried Palm for solo cello (1968)
    Quartet for Clarinet and String Trio (1993)
    Adagio
    Vivacissimo
    Tempo di Valse
    Larghetto

II

  • Galina Grigoryeva (1962)
    Composition for solo clarinet (1992) (First Performance)
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756–1791)
    Quintet for Clarinet and String Quartet in A
    “Stadler” KV 581
    Allegro
    Larghetto
    Menuetto. Trio I – Trio II
    Allegretto con variazioni

Europe in St. Petersburg VI

October 20, 2003

The Glazunov Concert Hall of the St. Petersburg State Conservatoire

  • Michel Lethiec, clarinet (France)
  • Maria Safariants, violin (Russia)
  • Sergey Roldugin, cello (Russia)
  • Sergey Uryvaev, piano (Russia)
  • St.Petersburg Conservatoire Chamber Orchestra

Conductor: Alim Shahmametiev (Russia)

I

  • Galina Grigoryeva (1962)
    On the Occasion of Taking the Veil of Czarina Yevdokia (2002)
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756–1791)
    Clarinet Concerto KV 622 (1791)
    Allegro
    Adagio
    Rondo. Allegro

II

  • Ludwig van Beethoven (1770–1827)
    Concerto for Piano, Violin, Cello and Orchestra in C, Op.56 “Triple Concerto”
    Allegro
    Largo attacca
    Rondo alla Polacca

Europe in St. Petersburg VII: Centuries of Music and St. Petersburg

November 29, 2003

Memorial Museum Apartment of N. Rimsky-Korsakov

  • Antti Siirala, piano (Finland)
  • Maria Safariants, violin (Russia)
  • Allar Kaasik, violoncello (Estonia)

I

  • Ludwig van Beethoven (17701827)
    Sonata quasi una fantasia in C sharp minor Op. 27 No. 2 (“Moonlight”, 1801)
    Eroica Variations for piano Op. 35 (1803)

II

  • Galina Grigoryeva (1962)
    Recitativo accompagnata for violoncello solo (2003) World Premiere
  • Alexander Glazunov (1865–1936)
    Adagio from music for ballet “Raymonda” (1897)
  • Einojuhani Rautavaara (1928)
    Song of My Heart from opera “Aleksis Kivi” (1997)
  • Jean Sibelius (1865–1957)
    Valse triste from music for drama “Death”
    Op. 44 (1903)