Events for Pyotr Tchaikovsky’s 175th anniversary planned in Penza
Penza, 29 January 2015. PenzaNews. The Penza region will host several events commemorating the 175th anniversary of the famous composer Pyotr Tchaikovsky in 2015.
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Some of them will take place at the “Penzaconcert” cultural palace.
“We will play ‘Album pour enfants’ by Chaikovsky for children. It is the first and one of the most popular piano compositions designed for children. This will be the first time the master’s creation will be played in the Philarmonic Hall in its organ adaptation,” Svetlana Zinina, press secretary of “Penzaconcert,” informed PenzaNews agency.
According to her, the story of this musical album is inherently tied with Kamenka, a large Ukrainian village not far from Kyiv, where the composer loved to spend his vacation and write new music.
“Kamenka village is the ancestral home of the Davydov noble family. One of the owners of the estate, Lev Vasilyevich Davydov, was a friend of Pyotr Tchaikovsky, and married his sister Alexandra. The composer dedicated the album to young Volodya (Vladimir) Davydov, one of Lev and Alexandra’s many children, Who was only 6 years and 5 months at that time. The front page read: ‘Album pour enfants. Light plays for children. Imitating Schumann‘,” said the agency interlocutor.
Svetlana Zinina added that the cycle of 24 plays is held together by a single idea.
“It depicts a bright and colorful world of childhood games, dances and sudden impressions: ‘Morning Prayer,’ ‘Mama,’ ‘Playing With Toy Horses,’ ‘Waltz,’ ‘New Doll.’ You can listen to the ‘light plays’ in organ adaptation on February 16-20,” the “Penzaconcert” press secretary added.
She also said the 9th symphonic music festival will also be dedicated to the anniversary.
“The Governor’s Symphonic Choir directed by the renowned Russian conductor Vladimir Kashirsky will perform the Symphony No. 6 and The Piano Concerto,” Svetlana Zinina explained.
She also noted the Penza citizens will be able to enjoy the spring romance song evening, where music by Pyotr Tchaikovsky will be performed by soloists of the Governor’s Symphonic Choir, and a spring piano concert of Anastasia Sudneva, winner of numerous international competitions.
“She will play ‘The Seasons,’ one of the most wondrous piano cycles by Pyotr Tchaikovsky,” the agency interlocutor concluded.