V MSTISLAV ROSTROPOVICH INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL
27 March – 5 April 2014

Thursday 27 March
Grand Hall of the Moscow Conservatoire
Gala Opening
Philharmonia Orchestra (London)
Principal Conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen

I
Ludwig van Beethoven
(1770—1827)
Symphony No. 3 in E-flat major («Eroica»), Op. 55 (1802—1804)
1. Allegro con brio
2. Marcia funebre. Adagio assai
3. Scherzo. Allegro vivace
4. Finale. Allegro molto

II
Jean Sibelius
(1865—1957)
Symphony No. 5 in E flat major, Op. 82 (1915)
1. Tempo molto moderato — Allegro moderato (ma poco a poco stretto)
2. Andante mosso, quasi allegretto
3. Allegro molto

Friday 28 March
Grand Hall of the Moscow Conservatoire

Philharmonia Orchestra (London)
Principal Conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen

Yurlov Russian State Academic Choir
Music Director and Principal Conductor
Gennady Dmitryak

Sally Silver, Soprano
Allan Clayton, Tenor
Daniel Norman, Tenor
Steven Page, Baritone
Henry Waddington, Bass-Baritone

Russian Premiere
Dmitri Shostakovich (1906—1975)
"Orango”, opera buffa (political lampoon) (1932)
1. Overture
2. “Work was a curse”
3. “Time for the next number in our program”
4. Nastya’s Dance of Peace
5. General Dance
6. “How do you like our program?”
7. “The length of the extremities, the angle of the face.”
8. “Yawn, Orango!”
9. Nastya’s Dance
10. “It’s stifling, stifling! I’m suffocating under my furry pelt”…
11. “Let me remind you!”

II
Dmitri Shostakovich
(1906—1975)
Symphony No. 4 in C minor, Op. 43 (1936)
1. Allegretto poco moderato
2. Moderato con moto
3. Largo. Allegro

Saturday 29 March
Grand Hall of the Moscow Conservatoire

Russian National Orchestra
Soloist and Conductor

Artistic Director and Principal Conductor
Mikhail Pletnev

I
Wolfgang A. Mozart
(1756—1791)
Piano Concerto No. 24 in C minor, K. 491 (1786)
1. Allegro
2. Larghetto
3. Allegretto

II
Charles-Camille Saint-Saëns
(1835—1921)
Symphony No. 2 in A minor, Op.55 (1859)
1. Adagio marcato – Allegro appassionato
2. Adagio
3. Scherzo. Presto
4. Prestissimo

Sunday 30 March
Grand Hall of the Moscow Conservatoire

Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France
Music Director Myung-Whun Chung

Plamena Mangova, Piano

I
Hector Berlioz
(1803—1869)
Le carnaval romain (overture), Op.9, H 95 (1844)

Joseph-Maurice Ravel (1875—1937)
Piano Concerto in G major (1929—1931)
1. Allegramente
2. Adagio assai
3. Presto

Modest Mussorgsky (1839—1881)
Pictures at an Exhibition
Orchestrated by Maurice Ravel (1922)

Monday 31 March
Grand Hall of the Moscow Conservatoire
Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France
Music Director Myung-Whun Chung
Truls Mørk, Cello

I
Carl Maria von Weber (1786 — 1826)
Ouverture from Der Freischütz, Op.77 (1821)
Joseph Haydn (1732—1809)

Cello Concerto No. 1 in C Major, Hob. VIIb/1
1. Moderato
2. Adagio
3. Allegro molto

II
Ludwig van Beethoven
(1770—1827)
Symphony No. 7 in A major, Op. 92 (1812)
1. Poco sostenuto. Vivace
2. Allegretto
3. Presto
4. Allegro con brio

Thursday 3 April
Tchaikovsky Hall

Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra
Chief Conductor Stéphane Denève

Nikolaj Znaider, Violin

I
Jean Sibelius
(1865—1957)
Lemminkäinen Suite, Op. 22 (1895)
Symphony Legend №4

Jean Sibelius
Violin Concerto in D minor, Op.47 (1905)
1. Allegro moderato
2. Adagio di molto
3. Allegro ma non tanto

II
Anton Bruckner
(1824—1896)
Symphony No. 4 in E-flat major, WAB 104 (1874)
1. Bewegt, nicht zu schnell
2. Andante, quasi allegretto
3. Scherzo. Bewegt
4. Finale: Bewegt, doch nicht zu schnell

Friday 4 April
Tchaikovsky Hall

London Philharmonic Orchestra
Principal conductor Vladimir Yurowski

Chamber Orchestra
Conductor Neville Creed

Yurlov Russian State Academic Choir
Music Director and Principal Conductor
Gennady Dmitryak

Boys' Choir of the Sveshnikov Choral School

Alexandrina Pendatchanska, Soprano
Ian Bostridge, Tenor
Matthias Goerne, Baritone

Benjamin Britten (1913—1976)
War Requiem, Op.66 (1962)
1. Requem aeternam
2. Dies irae
3. Offertorium
4. Sanctus
5. Agnus Dei
6. Libera me

Saturday 5 April
Tchaikovskyt Hall

Gala Closing

London Philharmonic Orchestra
Principal conductor Vladimir Yurowski

Nicholas Angelich, Piano

I
Johannes Brahms (1833–1897)
Piano Concerto No. 2
in B-flat major, Op. 83 (1881)
1. Allegro non troppo
2. Allegro appassionato
3. Andante — Più adagio
4. Allegretto grazioso — Un poco più presto

II
Anton Bruckner (1824–1896)
Symphony No. 2 in C minor,
WAB 102
1. Moderato
2. Andante
3. Scherzo (Mäßig schnell)
4. Finale (Mehr schnell)

Greetings from Olga Rostropovich

Greetings from Olga Rostropovich

My Dear Friends, It is with particular joy that I welcome you again to the Mstislav Rostropovich International Festival in Moscow. This year the Festival has reached its fifth birthday, our first small but significant “anniversary”. [Read more]

Greetings from Vladimir Medinsky

Greetings from Vladimir Medinsky

Dear Friends, I whole-heartedly welcome you to the Mstislav Rostropovich International Festival. Mstislav Leopoldovich Rostropovich was a real ambassador for Russian Culture, and his Art was – and will – always remain a lasting example for many future generations of performers. Our memories of this great musician must be safe-guarded for ever! [Read more]

Greetings from Sergei Sobyanin

Greetings from Sergei Sobyanin

Dear Friends, a hearty welcome to you all to the V International Mstislav Rostropovich Festival in Moscow. This dazzling event in Moscow’s cultural life is inextricably linked to the name of the great cellist, pianist and conductor. [Read more]

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