“A RUSSIAN JOURNEY“
from Burgenland (Austria) to Siberia (Russia)
Eduard Kutrowatz and the “Markell’s Voices” Choir Ensemble
With support of: Federal State Burgenland, Raiffeisenbank
Eduard Kutrowatz, piano
Markell’s Voices (Chamber Choir of the Novosibirsk State Philharmonic)
Director: Igor Tuvaev
The programme entitled “A Russian Journey” comprises works for piano, choir, solo voices and narrator. It contrasts works by Austrian composers (specifically composers from the Burgenland or composers who were born or worked in the Burgenland).
It is an encounter between Haydn, Liszt, Takács, Walter Franz, Herwig Reiter and Eduard Kutrowatz and Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff, Sergei Taneyev, Stravinsky and Andrei Petrov; between folk songs from the Burgenland and Hungary and songs from Siberia, Georgia and Russia.
The concert features film music (Petrov’s score for the Soviet cult film “Walking the Streets of Moscow”), melodramas (Liszt’s melodrama “The Blind Singer” based on a poem by Tolstoy), arrangements of Liszt’s only Russian song (“Ne brani minja, moy drug”) by Herwig Reiter and Eduard Kutrowatz for choir and piano, Liszt’s “Russian Lied” for solo piano (arrangement and variations by Eduard Kutrowatz) and arguably the best-known Burgenland folk song “Es steht ein Baum im tiefen Tal”, in a new arrangement for choir by Eduard Kutrowatz.
20 February 2014, 7 p.m
Novosibirsk, Ul. Schetinkina, 51a
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