Andrei Gavrilov on Tchaikovsky

AG UCM Tchaikovsky 1 concerto. Этой серией кинозарисовок мы обязаны режиссеру из Нью Йорка Ирине Патканян (Irina Patkanian) Короткие клипы в рабочей студийной атмосфере приглашают вас в очередные путешествия по сознанию великих композиторов. Многие уже знакомы с форматом “распаковки смыслов”, заложенных в великих музыкальных произведениях по сериалам “Картинки с выставки” Мусоргского и “Симфонические Этюды” Шумана. Благодаря…

Ninth part of English version of “Pictures at an exhibition”

Central dramatic point of Mussorgsky’s masterpiece. “Catacombs”. Where Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky using his music as a “time machine” and the tool of sending most dramatic intimate and subconscious emotions in the ocean of time-space. Using very original, unusual for his time innovative technique of psychedelic improvisation which will come to our planet only a century…

Eighth part of English version of “Pictures at an exhibition”

Another masterpiece of Modest Petrovich. A stunning sketch of humanity in a negative light – arrogant, vulgar, stupid, self-satisfied. Satire in music. The rarest example of musical literature. Unsurpassed. Many composers tried to embody humor and satire in music. From ancient poets-musicians to Shostakovch and Prokofiev. But no one had such a natural gift of…

Seventh part of English version of “Pictures at an exhibition”

Psychologic look at social conflict through the prism of “eternal dialog” between rich and poor. In case of Mussorgsky’s “Pictures” – two Jews. Rich and poor. After this “pictures” comes back Modest Petrovich himslf in his full autopotrait – “Promenade”. Almost as in the beginning but more and more confident and decisive. Enjoy. AG

Fifth part of English version of “Pictures at an exhibition”. “Bydlo”

Where Modest Petrovich gives metaphisical picutere of humanity carrying the burden of life. Rising above personal experience and narrow artistic look he shows us in this music the “whole Mother Russia”, somber, heavy, drunk and dark, doomed to carry the hard and cruel path of its historic destiny. But Mussorgsky rises even higher than that…

AG UCM Mussorgsky “Pictures at an exhibition” part I. In English

Dear fellow musicians. Please watch carefully and change your mindset towards “interpretation”. We can interpret differently only cerain composer’s mesagges and statements, pictures and and emotional states. But ONLY when we know exactly, precisely what every tone tells to us. Which particular information it carries. One have carefully decipher this information. Study, study and study….