Vladimir Spivakov and the NPR have started the new recordings

On June 15, 2018, the National Philharmonic Orchestra of Russia has started another series of recordings. Vladimir Spivakov is resuming his  recordings of  preeminent works of Russian music: within eight days there will be captured his interpretations of Scriabin's Le Poème de l'extase, the Suite from Stravinsky's Le baiser de la fée, Rimsky-Korsakov's Scheherazade Symphonic Suite. They all will be released under the Maestro's own label Spivakov Sound.

In addition, a separate album will present the NPR's new program titled Treasures and Rarities of Bel Canto, first rendered on June 8 at the “Vladimir Spivakov invites ...” Festival Edition in Perm and dedicated to the memory of Dmitry Hvorostovsky. Baritone Vasily Ladyuk, the soloist of the Kolobov “Novaya Opera” Theatre, the NPR's soloists Kirill Soldatov (trumpet) and Andrey Mikhailovsky (clarinet) took part in it. The program includes overtures and arias from operas by Bellini (NormaI Puritani, Il Pirata), Donizetti (Dom Sébastien, Don Pasquale, Lucia di Lammermoor, L'elisir d'amore, La favorita, Il duca d'Alba) and Rossini (Il barbiere di Siviglia, Guillaume Tell ), as well as the virtuoso concert variations by Arban and Bassi on  themes from popular operas.

As before the recording is made with the participation of German sound engineer and producer Philipp Nedel, a Grammy and ECHO award winner, a permanent partner of such recorded music companies as Decca, Deutsche Grammophon, EMI, Sony Music and Onyx. In 2015-2017 Nedel and his b-sharp company took part in the NPR's release of an Edvard Grieg music album titled A Wounded Heart (Sony Music) (it can be heard in the “Audio Section”), as well as in the recordings of the Holy Russia album (Spivakov Sound), some works by Russian and European classics and Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin opera.

The NPR’s Conductors-Interns Step onto the Podium

May 26, 2018 | Tchaikovsky Concert Hall
Concert of the members of the NPR's Conductor-Training Group
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Rossini. Overture to the opera “La Gazza Ladra”
Conductor – Arsenty Tkachenko
Wagner. Introduction to Act 1 and Intermission to Act 3 of the opera “Lohengrin”
Conductor – Arif Dadashev
Dukas. “L'Apprenti sorcier”, symphonic scherzo
Conductor – Sergey Akimov
Prokofiev. Fragments from the ballet “Cinderella”
Conductor – Dmitry Matvienko
Marquez. Danson No. 2
Conductor – Pyotr Gladysh
Bernstein. Suite from the musical “West Side Story”
Conductor – Alexander Humala
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The Rachmaninoff Days will be closed by the Holy Russia Program

April 24, 2018 | Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatoire 
“Holy Russia”
Academic Grand Choir “Masters of Choral Singing”
(Artistic Director and Principal Conductor - Lev Kontorovich)
Soloists: Anna Aglatova, soprano
Alexey Neklyudov, tenor
Vasily Ladyuk, baritone
Conductor – Vladimir Spivakov
Rachmaninoff. “We Praise Thee..” from Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom
Rachmaninoff. “Virgin, rejoice...” and the “Six Psalms” from “All-Night Vigil”
Rachmaninoff. Vocalise (orchestral version)
Rachmaninoff. “The Bells”, poem for soloists, choir and orchestra, Op. 35
Taneyev. “St. John of Damascus”, cantata for choir and orchestra, Op. 1

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The Rachmaninoff Days

April 19, 2018 | Rachmaninoff Concert Hall (Philharmonia-2)
“Classics: Favorite, Great, Eternal” Subscription Series No. 98
Aylen Pritchin, violin
Lukas Geniušas, piano
Conductor – Konstantin Khvatynets
Tchaikovsky. Concerto for violin and orchestra in D major, Op.35
Rachmaninoff. Concerto No.3 for piano and orchestra in D minor, Op. 30

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30th Colmar International Festival

In 2018, the 30th edition of the International Festival in Colmar pays tribute to the outstanding pianist and composer Evgeny Kissin. The Festival's Artistic Director Vladimir Spivakov, whose close friendship and cooperation with Evgeny Kissin counts several decades already, first invited the 20-year-old pianist to Colmar in 1992. At the Festival's present edition Evgeny will give several concerts. The Festival in Alsace opens with the pianist's recital on July 4, on July 9 Kissin will perform with the members of the Kopelman-Quartet and Vladimir Spivakov (works by Kissin and Shostakovich), and on July 13 he will play with the National Philharmonic Orchestra of Russia under the baton of Vladimir Spivakov. Moreover, on July 11 there will be a poetry evening of Evgeny Kissin, whose multifaceted talent reveals itself not only in piano playing and composing music.

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