Safonov Music Festival: dedication to geniuses Automatic translate
KISLOVODSK. The 21st Safonov Academic Music Festival has begun.
The traditional festival of academic music is held in Kislovodsk for the 21st time on the basis of one of the oldest in Russia, the North Caucasian State Philharmonic Society. Famous Russian and foreign performers become its participants every year. The current festival “Reflection. Mozart / Shostakovich ”is dedicated to two great composers of the 18th and 20th centuries, anniversaries of this year.
On July 2, a grand opening took place. The evening program with the symbolic name “Mozartiana” consisted of works by a brilliant Austrian: violin and piano concerts, as well as an overture to the opera hit “The Magic Flute”. Russian pianist Svetlana Berezhnaya and Swiss violinist Pyotr Nikiforov accompanied the Safonov symphony concert. The latter demonstrated his skills at the conductor’s console.
Symphony and organ concerts, the premiere of the opera “All Women Do This”, literary and musical evenings, film screenings await the audience.
Vasily Ilyich Safonov, whose name is the festival, was an outstanding conductor, teacher, pianist, an active popularizer of Russian music abroad. He collaborated with the best orchestras in the world: in New York, London, Amsterdam, Berlin, Vienna, La Scala. His outstanding talent was recognized by Tchaikovsky, Rimsky-Korsakov, Glazunov.
The musician moved to Kislovodsk in 1917. After the revolution, the fate of Safonov and his family was tragic. The Bolsheviks did not forgive the affair of Anna’s eldest daughter (after Timireva’s husband) with Kolchak. Mocking false conclusions on the execution cost Safonov life. He died in 1918, the heart could not stand it. The daughters Anna and Elena were repressed. The first one served in the camps, the second went to exile. Safonov’s grandson - the artist Vladimir Timirev - was arrested on a false denunciation and shot in 1938.
Elena Tanakova © Gallerix.ru
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