Classy musicians performed cool music in honor of Nikolai Petrov’s birthday 20/04/2018 automatic translate
MOSCOW. At the Moscow Conservatory, a festival named after Nikolai Petrov was opened.
A man is alive, while they remember him. With good intentions and good deeds, the road is paved with souls, and not only in hell. Great discoveries, brilliant poems, paintings, symphonies - the way to immortality. April 14 pianist Nikolai Petrov would have turned 75 years old. This anniversary, as well as the previous one, relatives and friends celebrated without him. Their efforts made it possible to preserve the brainchild of an outstanding pianist - the Kremlin Musical Festival, at which she was the main reason for sounding music, as Petrov dreamed. The festival survived the founder’s departure, crises, change of sites and resisted. Now he bears the name of the maestro. It still takes part in the stars, among which many pupils Petrova, his favorite Rachmaninov, Shchedrin, Prokofiev, as well as the indispensable jazz compositions. Nikolai Arnoldovich was a long-time admirer of this genre, but he did not plan to swing and syncopate on the big stage, leaving it to the professionals.
The program of the festival necessarily includes rarely performed works. Petrova was not interested in "win-win" numbers for concert programs. They promise guaranteed success, are commercially viable, "rolled" over the years at numerous sites. However, the performer, who does not want to develop, gradually degrades. A true musician is an enlightener, an indefatigable researcher. Phenomenal memory and virtuosic skill allowed Petrov to constantly expand his already huge repertoire. There were many works in it, almost unknown to the general public. At his concerts you could hear such rarities as Duke’s play "The faun’s complaint from afar", Second Saint-Saens pianoforte concert, Falic’s "Dedication to Paganini", Berlioz’s "Fantastic Symphony" in Liszt’s transcription, A flat-major concert by Mendelssohn. The last work, written for two grand pianos, the maestro performed together with Alexander Gindin, with whom he had many years of creative cooperation.
Both graduated from the Moscow Conservatory, became laureates of the II Prize of the Queen Elizabeth Contest, although with an interval of 35 years. The history of their piano duet began in 2000 and ended 12 years later in connection with the death of Nikolai Arnoldovich. Dozens of joint concerts, record discs, participate in festivals. Now Alexander Gindin continues a successful solo career and directs the Kaluga Youth Symphony Orchestra. Gindin is a regular participant of festivals dedicated to the memory of a friend and colleague. As well as Daniil Kramer, a jazz musician-virtuoso.
The tradition of celebrating Nikolai Arnoldovich’s birthday on the stage has remained unchanged. And this time, on April 14, 2018, on the stage of the Great Hall of the Moscow Territory there was a virtuosic game and bright emotions. In the performance of Alexander Gindin, Daniel Kramer and Valery Grokhovsky, the Mozart Concerto for three pianos and orchestra in F major, the Tsfasman suite for piano and orchestra, jazz improvisations, the Beatles songs in the old style were sounded. Classy musicians performed great music, as the maestro loved.
In the festival pupils of Petrova, wonderful young pianists Mikhail Turpanov and Nikita Mndoyants take part. And also the winner of the cellist competition named after Knushevitsky Bok Yul Ji from Korea, the laureate of international competitions, the teacher of the Moscow Conservatory and the Japanese University Sakuyo Vyacheslav Gryaznov, the winner of the pianists’ competition of Emil Gilels Hidak Shino.
In the performance-concert "Serenade in the Sun Valley" organist Eugenia Krivitskaya, double bass player Alexander Parsadanov, violinist Stanislav Malyshev perform music from famous Hollywood films in original processing.