MUSIC

RUSSIAN NIGHTS

20th of july friday · 9:30pm

21th of july saturday · 9:30pm

 

Musical direction
Emil Tabakov

Violin
Pedro Meireles

 

Coro do Teatro Nacional de São Carlos
Principal conductor Giovanni Andreoli

 

Orquestra Sinfónica Portuguesa
Principal conductor Joana Carneiro

 

Mikhail Glinka (1804-1857)

Russlan e Ludmila — Abertura

Uma vida pelo Czar (Ivan Susanin) — Slavsya

 

Modest Mussorgski (1839-1881)

Boris Godunov, Na kogo ty nas pokidaesh

 

Piotr Ilitch Tchaikovski (1840-1893)

Eugene OneguineValsa e Coro e Dança dos camponeses

 

Aleksandr Glazunov (1865-1946)

Concerto para violino em Lá menor, Op. 82

 

Nicolai Rimski-Korsakov (1844-1908)

A Lenda do Czar Saltan — o Voo do Moscardo

 

Serguei Prokofiev (1891-1953)

O amor das três laranjas — Suite Sinfónica

 

Aleksandr Borodin (1833-1887)

Príncipe Igor — Danças Polovtsianas(com Coro)

Russian music went through a long historical period that began with folk and ritual songs and sacred music. It was during the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century that illustrious Russian composers emerged, artists whose concert and operatic works justly received worldwide attention. This night of Russian music will bring us excerpts of some popular operas composed by names of the very first order such as Glinka (1804-1857) and his opera Russlan and Ludmila, Prince Igor by Borodine (1833-1887), Boris Godunov by Mussorgski (1839-1881) or Eugene Oneguin by Tchaikovsky (1840-1893). Prokofiev will be represented by excerpts of two of his operas: The Love for Three Oranges and War and Peace, both composed at the beginning of the 20th century. The Concert for Violin in A minor op.82 was written by Alexander Glazunov (1865-1946) in 1904 and was dedicated to the distinguished violinist Leopold Auer, who premiered it in St. Petersburg in 1905. With no pauses or numbered sections, the concert demands an outstanding technique that is representative of Glazunov’s brilliant style.