He National Dissemination Center Musical (CNDM) in co-production with the Teatro de la Zarzuela, will present the next Monday 8 October the Belarusian mezzosoprano Ekaterina Semenchuk on his first visit to Lied, that this season celebrates its XXV edition. Semenchuk comes accompanied by Semyon Skigin the piano to provide monographic program of songs by great Russian composers of the nineteenth century: Rimsky-Korsakov, Chaikovski, Músorgski Y Borodin, to which are added Balakirev Y Cui. tickets, with a General price 8 a 35 euros, They are on sale at the box office of Teatro de la Zarzuela, INAEM theaters, www.entradasinaem.es Y 902 22 49 49.

Melancholy as the essence of a people

According to musicologist Cristina Aguilar: “Melancholy never was a sign of national identity as clear as in Russia. Fyodor Dostoyevsky held: "The really great men must experience, as far as I know, great sadness ". Music is sheltered under the broad umbrella of protiazhnaya (lingering), popular genre in which Russian composers were inspired by the eighteenth to twentieth centuries. Or so they wanted us to believe, because its characteristic outline melismatic which today is more about Kyrgyzstan or Kazakhstan- had very little space. But what Russian authors craved that feeling was feeding glimpse believed in the popular song: an ancient sadness emparentaba with that "great Russian soul" of Dostoyevsky, Tolstoy the Gogol, similar to the drippings of Soviet buildings”.

Excellent vocal qualities

Excellent vocal qualities of mezzo-soprano Ekaterina Semenchuk Belarus (Minsk, 1976) They have reaffirmed its reputation as a brilliant singer and belonging to the opera in its most dramatic side with their origin, They give a perfect background to run the program this evening. Semenchuk has sung at venues like the Metropolitan Opera House in New York, the Opéra National de París, the Mariinsky Theater in St. Petersburg, Carnegie Hall in New York, Suntory Hall in Tokyo, the Los Angeles Opera, the Teatro alla Scala in Milan, etc., with masters such as Valery Gergiev, James Conlon, Nicola Luisotti, Zubin Mehta y James Levine, among others. In the world of James Gaffigan has concertístico field (Verdi's Requiem played), Valery Gergiev, Gustavo Dudamel, James Levine, Das Complaining the Mahler en el Festival Ravinia, Dvořák's Requiem with L'Orchester de Paris and James Conlon, Giovanna d'Arco by Rossini and La mort de Cléopâtre Berlioz with the Lucerne Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Gaffigan also. His repertoire also includes Stabat Mater by Pergolesi and Rossini, respectively, Beethoven's Missa Solemnis, Symphonies No. 2, 3 Y 8 Mahler, Pulcinella and Stravinsky's Oedipus Rex, Hour of Soul (Percussion Concerto, mezzo-soprano and orchestra) de Gubaidulina, Songs and dances of death of Mussorgsky, Jewish folk poetry Shostakovich, Kindertotenlieder the Mahler, Berlioz Summer Nights Scheherazade there Ravel, among many other works. This imtérprete collaborates regularly with great pianists such as Semion Skigin, Dmitry Efimov, Julius Drake y Helmut German.

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Yuri Temirkanov

Few orchestras such as the St. Petersburg Philharmonic They have been able to highlight with such success the importance of tradition. The oldest symphony group of Russia-and at the same time one of the most intense and impactful orchestras of the current scene – will offer two concerts in Madrid within the programming cycle Ibermúsica. The following days 5 Y 6 November St. Petersburg Philharmonic will visit the Russian National Auditorium with maestro Yuri Temirkanov with a special program that includes one of the most brilliant pages of orchestral music: the play Scheherezade, from Rimsky-Korsakov.

Esta será la 33º presentación de la agrupación rusa (in 1971 It was his first visit) dentro del ciclo Ibermúsica y en el primer concierto estará acompañada del violinista Serguei Dogadin, regular soloist with the best orchestras. Together, and under the baton of Temirkanov, abordarán dos de las obras más significativas de su corpus compositivo. Se trata del Violin Concerto, from Brahms, and of the symphony No.. 4, from Chaikovski. Del artista ruso también han seleccionado la suite Francesca da Rimini, for the second gig. Complete the program of this evening two compositions Rimsky-Korsakov, the mentioned Scheherezade Y The Legend of the Invisible City of Kitezh.

Escrita en 1888, Scheherezade es considerada una pieza clave en la historia del repertorio sinfónico. In her, Rimsky-Korsakov combines the discourse of the work in a seductive melody, in addition to proposing a colorful and diaphanous orchestration that he has inspired many later artists. However, el mismo compositor advirtió que nadie debía buscar historias concretas al escuchar la música de su Scheherezade, but let go.

Since its founding in 1882, St. Petersburg Philharmonic (converted into State Orchestra 1917) He has continued to accumulate awards. The Gramophone magazine recognized as one of the 20 World's greatest. These distinctions should be, largely, the work of which is its principal conductor from 1988, Temirkanov, the only, some critics, capable of extracting the sound neat and tidy this training.

With this concert Ibermúsica continues its most ambitious season of the last decade. Between October 2017, and up 7 June 2018, the cycle will visit some of the best orchestras in the world (Berlin Philharmonic, Gewandhaus de Leipzig, Royal Concertgebow Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra or the aforementioned St. Petersburg Philharmonic), directors and artists such as Daniel Barenboim, Sir Simon Rattle, Evgeny Kissin, Juan Diego Florez, Labèque the sisters Katia and Marielle, Gianandrea Noseda, Maria João Pires, Vladimir Jurowski, Andris Nelsons o Sir John Eliot Gardiner.

Program 5 of November 2017

National Music Auditorium, Symphony hall, 19:30 hours
duration 105 minutes

St. Petersburg Philharmonic
Titular Director: Yuri Temirkanov
Soloist: Sergei Dogadin

musical program
Brahms Violin Concerto
Chaikovski symphony No.. 4

Program 6 of November 2017

National Music Auditorium, Symphony hall, 19:30 hours
duration 100 minutes

St. Petersburg Philharmonic
Titular Director: Yuri Temirkanov

musical program
The Legend of the Invisible City of Kitezh
Chaikovski Francesca da Rimini, suite
Rimsky-Korsakov Scheherezade