“Beethoven – 250” Subscription Series

Svetlanov Hall of the Moscow Performing Arts Center
“Beethoven – 250” Subscription Series

February 1, 2020
Soloist - Anna Tsybuleva, piano
Conductor - Vladimir Spivakov
Beethoven. Overture “Consecration of the House”, Op. 124
Concerto No.1 for piano and orchestra in C major, Op. 25
Concerto No.2 for piano and orchestra in B-flat major, Op. 19


February 2, 2020
Soloist - Alexander Romanovsky, piano
Conductor - Vladimir Spivakov
Beethoven. Concerto No. 5 for piano and orchestra in E-flat major, Op. 73
Symphony No. 7 in A major, Op. 92


Vladimir Spivakov and the National Philharmonic Orchestra of Russia dedicated their Beethoven Subscription Series at the Moscow Performing Arts Centre to the composer whose 250th birthday is widely celebrated worldwide in 2020. Albeit, the attention of the musicians to Ludwig van Beethoven is not caused merely by the anniversary date - works by the Viennese classic have always been a staple part of the NPR's repertoire. Although Beethoven is one of the most performed composers in history, the depletion of his legacy is but a myth, and today artists still do not cease attempts to rethink the manuscripts of  the genius.


The NPR Is Going to the Baltic Countries for the Third Time

November 30, 2019 – Tallinn, "Estonia" National Opera
December 2, 2019 – Riga, Latvian National Opera
December 3, 2019 – Vilnius, Compensa Concert Hall
Soloist – Alexander Romanovsky, piano
Conductor – Vladimir Spivakov
Rachmaninoff. Concerto No.3 for piano and orchestra in D minor, Op. 30
Tchaikovsky. Symphony No. 5 in E minor, Op.64

Vladimir Spivakov and the National Philharmonic Orchestra of Russia will give three concerts in the capitals of the Baltic Countries. The performances of the Russian collective will start on November 30 in Tallinn in the famous hall of the “Estonia” National Opera, go on at the Latvian National Opera in Riga, also a venue of a glorious and long history, on December 2, and end on December 3 at the new Compensa Concert Hall, opened in 2014, in Vilnius. The program of all three musical nights will feature Rachmaninoff's Third Piano Concerto and Tchaikovsky's Fifth Symphony.


“Holy Russia” – the first CD in the new series

Vladimir Spivakov and the National Philharmonic Orchestra of Russia are glad to present the release of the first disc from the series of albums of Russian music recorded on the eve of the 15th anniversary of the Orchestra. All recordings have been made at the Moscow International Performing Arts Center in 2015-2016 and will be released under Maestro Spivakov's own label Spivakov Sound. German sound engineer and producer Philipp Nedel and his b-sharp studio participate commonly in the recording making. The recently released album entitled "Holy Russia" includes works by Sergei Rachmaninoff ("We praise Thee" from the Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom, "The Bells" Poem on the text by Edgar Poe in the Russian translation of Konstantin Balmont) and Sergei Taneev (Cantata "St. John of Damascus" on the verses by Alexey K. Tolstoy), sung by Hibla Gerzmava (soprano), Dmitry Korchak (tenor), Vasily Ladyuk (baritone), the Academic Grand Choir "Masters of Choral Singing" (Artistic Director - Lev Kontorovich) and the Choir of the V. Popov Academy of Choral Arts (Chief Conductor - Alexei Petrov). Conductor - Vladimir Spivakov. The contents of the disc can be found in the "Audio" Section (see the "Multimedia" Menu) on our website. In addition, Vladimir Spivakov will present the same program "live" at the Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory on April 24, 2018, as part of the "Musical Peaks" Subscription Series No.59 of the Moscow Philharmonic Society. The CD series will be continued by releases of already recorded music: • Rachmaninoff. All Piano Concertos and "Symphonic Dances" (3 Cds). Soloist - Alexander RomanovskyTchaikovsky. Symphony No. 4 and "Italian Capriccio" • Tchaikovsky. Symphony No. 5 and “Romeo and Juliet” • Tchaikovsky. Symphony No. 6 • Tchaikovsky. "Eugene Onegin". Soloists: Hibla Gerzmava (Tatyana), Vasily Ladyuk (Onegin), Dmitry Korchak (Lensky), Yulia Mazurova (Olga), Ekaterina Morozova (Larina), Polina Shamaeva (Nanny), Nikolay Didenko (Gremin), Valery Gilmanov (Zaretsky), Maxim Ostroukhov (Triquet). The Academic Grand Choir "Masters of Choral Singing". In June 2017, Vladimir Spivakov will continue to work with the Orchestra on new recordings of Russian and West European music with the participation of brilliant soloists - rising stars of performing arts. Names and programs will be announced later.

The NPR is recording the new album

On January 21, 2017, the National Philharmonic Orchestra of Russia started a recording session of Sergei Rachmaninoff's works. During four days to follow there will be recorded the composer's Fourth Piano Concerto (soloist – Alexander Romanovsky) and “Symphonic Dances”, both conducted by Vladimir Spivakov. In accordance with the established tradition the recording is done with the participation of German sound engineer and producer Philipp Nedel, a Grammy and ECHO Award winner, a constant partner of such recorded music companies as Decca, Deutsche Grammophon, EMI, Sony Music and Onyx. In 2015-2016 Nedel and his company b-sharp took part in the NPR's release under Sony Music's label of an album of Edvard Grieg's music “A Wounded Heart” (it can be heard in the “Audio Section), as well as in the recordings of Taneyev's “John of Damascus” Cantata (see “Sacred Russia”), Tchaikovsky's Sixth Symphony and “Eugene Onegin” with top singers of Moscow opera houses.

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