Rodion Shchedrin – Concerto cantabile (Portrait of the russian composer, 1999)

Rodion Shchedrin – Concerto cantabile (Portrait of the russian composer, 1999)



my premiere of my violin concerto and chef accountable with maximum gear of who is modesty Anson's with tom hollie orquesta it was something very excited for me Jesus concert least it was guns besonders guns unders this one flight a man for man can money cloven disease children the sustainer and annoy addictive global forum and say lieutenant result I have so many moments that I love there is no one note that doesn't touch my heart I knew then get off we spent evening together maybe it was place which this idea was born to write concerto for him especially for him and I really wrote this music thinking about him hearing his manner of playing and use some of his unique possibility like his right hand who just you not hear how he changed the ball it's only maybe in cello on the rest apology could do that and he's really unique and geniusly gifted you Oh I was very anxious first of all you know the first time is the great composer is writing for myself and so I took immediately the score not to waste too much time the first piano and I played the few harmonies in the beginning and I already felt there was something going you know on my skin on my body I felt that this is the Cochiti is going to be really something very special there are so many fantastic technical things that he he probably wrote it you know for me only count what I can do maybe what I can do best what he does what he says and I love singing I really love singing on the violin these endless balls these endless lines and he has got it you know it's incredible I've never played so difficult such a difficult piece for the right hand and this is amazing the structure of the whole piece is really so organic and such a beautiful music rekka nameless ponticello Walter Beck slide right ponticello ordinary Oh he's a ponticello Malto the flageolets that are coming in this third movement is really is it probably some mcgarrick descent of incredible powers that came to him during writing I strongly believe because to write such a simple music that touches heart so deeply this this is incredible what he found in the last pages of the concerto with the very few notes with flageolet that a very simple time every time but especially the when it comes to the flusher gets these harmonies this tight harmonies that is going like this and cannot find its way and finally comes to the floodlit and floodlit is like a relief from what we have we play the whole concerto there was the whole life and here is you know the most implicit at was what we come to an incredible if what he what he found in there on the basic harmonies of the orchestra and a long notes there pizza cutters that on the theory theory wouldn't work for the violin because it's not resonant you know he's like hear this but you know when I played it today and in the rehearsal I discovered one thing that when I starts really playing and thinking that all the sound is coming through the violin and there here we really can feel this incredible instrument what what filing can do you know nobody has thought about it before none of the composers but he knew somehow that the violin would be there still if it's a pizza cutter this is incredible like you know I asked maxim a few times how you keep all these paths he never made one mistake it's unbelievable in your mind in your memory in your head he say because it's logical it's not it's not difficult for me because it's logical and I always think in about dramaturgy of bas priotiy gamma triggy of the audience will have attention because it must be it's of course my explanation is very primitive it's must be pulled and suddenly it's so warm and suddenly wind and suddenly it must be absolutely silence and then you keep attention of the not only of performances but of audience which is I think it's very important for modern music because a lot of a lot of scores it's like some Testament before suicide very slowly very I couldn't say tragic but very depressive and always it's one bit a girl of 40 or 42 it's always it's very soft it's really so energizing it doesn't let you go down and every time I play today I felt really like I was on the highest moment of my energy spiritual energy really because his Concetta required it's so difficult sometimes to sustain but when the orchestra is very very heavy sometimes you know which is required for the harmonies and for the basis to carry out because through the whole Concetta and there is a little you know little poor violin you know on the high note holding his bow from the last you know already we have no air and sometimes there is something else comes the spiritual power there really something something else that carries you forward and doesn't let you out it doesn't let you go down and that's what you know what what one of the miracles of the region's children music yeah this is a wonderful Russian tradition also based on music of Tchaikovsky and Shostakovich and of course Prokofiev he is definitely a radiant shooting is definitely a continuation of this fantastic line I don't think something special that I want to write something very Russian music it's like my language yogev are you Corrado Lutz Peru ski jumping Liske no I am NOT galoot I speak much better in Russian yeah Haku to Bellucci my own mozuku penny Molly and his naked roogie compositor chattering over at oh my almost Cooper moocher is Trista yet le morbid if I'm not Nick – yeah just on my own most computed yes I used to Papa – stably my you do both my a red nose Emilia crazy me risk my even my vast or period me about very clear or deep in Italy snowy period the Moy just better Bulba oscillation track my mimic juste my teacher in choral School of Music show me to his collectively year and I have read his face he was not full of enthusiastic of my clink and then my teacher say he also writing music maybe he will play and Lear was very very gentle man okay could you play something and they play you my one my etude for piano and his face was really again the light and then he said and play again maybe more maybe more money play all my record quiet which he created for Piana and I say I won't take him to my class and this was so important for my faith and then because he was a really great teacher really great teacher and he opened for me some technical moments at Gianna if I have other teacher I think I will be never professional pianist is it X Lapera stand what year is that it is music mchavez music that written by someone who has performed music who understands what performance is as a feeling for performance appealing for timing I don't think Rodian has ever written a note that was not meant to be performed he is a composer who writes music that is ultimately Performa balandin gives pleasure to those who listen music only one thing who explained us why we must die and why sky and wise day and night why is the winter and summer only music could explain that music always explain you why you are on this earth I believe it's great responsibility for a musician to play the best way possible any music we play however if we play Bach Mozart Schubert better and drums and don't play well nobody is going to say them back or Schubert are not good composers everybody will say oh this is not a good cellist or pianist how everyone plays contemporary music for the first time particularly people here for the first time and particularly when the performer is what called famous I don't know what it means but then there is great danger if it's not done the best way possible and people will say oh this is a famous pianist the analysts and cellist and so if it wasn't good it means then the music is not good so I believe then there's even more responsibility when one plays contemporary music to play the best way possible to give 120% I like just go to concert with browns music or Tchaikovsky music this always charge my batteries and I checked myself how it's this example it's too far or too close oh I think it's normal that we must measure sometimes our self with great examples from past I remember how just a coach told me at once that each morning he play one prison food by back from what's temper is clavier just to began new day it's really some science sometimes you know this piece you know this opus but you're excited again how possible how who create that it's good and so on I like very much to play Chopin I think he is one of the greatest creator of melody maybe motored Tchaikovsky Rossini and Chopin was a stop of creator of melody my wife my appreciates care was many years prima bleeding absolute of Bolshoi Ballet and she danced all premiers of my ballot in the stage of Bolshoi and this Mallett's dedicated to her amana tells boy watching plastic not sure epistle a Paladini a plexi it's a temperatures cold show show episode of space dr. Guevara Tony Ellis teach the Nevada motion she didn't epistle ballad Katerina's Maliki model sentence a related in the summer my flipping belly in Russia all premiers was story not about the literature or about the musical it was always political story and with Anna Karenina was big big big problem because all doors was closed in the general rehearsal because it was comment from Minister of Culture they say it's too sexy for great literature by Tolstoy and music is too dissonance and so on and it was big big fight for me Shostakovich was greatest composer our century which will be finished very soon because he living all his life he lived in all his life in this terrible totally his system together with Stalin terror and he has a lot of reason to be in the angst because he lost his sister family in the stallion tear or his uncle and so on it it was around him he was very soft person but inside he was iron I couldn't say I was a friend of him I was close to his home to his family and for me he was just good 1964 we with my wife spent summer together with Shostakovich and his wife in Armenia suddenly he asked me how you I give you 15 seconds and one test if you will go to Ireland without anybody there which was very possible after all always all history and people will be so kind they will keep possibility to to take one score for all your for rest of your life on this island which score you prefer take with you but handsome ugly very briefly 15 seconds I say cool Stern fuga phone back good and I asked him and to you meat meat which he say lead from the air the form Allah I love Russia because it's very special country and I always thinking and I'm feeling that I am Russia it's all this tragic fate is of this my land my country it's painful for me of course always you must fighting for yourself not just before because I born and if I could say all my life in the communism system and you must fighting for yourself there but also for everybody if you are linking I don't know a New Zealander in Fiji Island you must also fight in key and first of all you must believe in yourself because sometimes not just temptation around you but some people who really say something which will turn you to the wrong direction the important thing is that that a composer offer music of substance which may at one time be of greater value or significance or importance to society then another time but that's an important he's writing because he has to be bar music good music classical music first of all could educate your soul and then your instinct will be not so aggressive and we are still have jealousy we are still have bad things from inside of us also sometimes and we must really educate our soul you I love listening to his music and I enjoy performing it very much and I wish him well and I think his contribution to contemporary music is a very important one and will continue to be it will stay this music hopefully will stay and I'm sure we'll stay forever you

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