Annecy Classical Music Festival is being held in the French town of Annecy now. Denis Matsuev, the artistic director of the festival, has brought the best Russian musicians here. Follow the link to watch the video by “Culture” TV channel.Tags:
Nobody, even the musicians themselves, knew the programme of the jazz concert in terms of the “Echo of Crescendo in Kuzbass” festival until the last moment. What happened on the stage in the end? Watch “Russia 24” and “Vesti-Kuzbass” videos to get to know.Tags:
Music festival “Echo of Crescendo in Kuzbass” is going on in the region of Kemerovo. During 3 days young Russian musicians accompanied by the Governor’s Symphony Orchestra of Kuzbass headed by Tao Lin perform world classics. Denis Matsuev played Prokofiev, piano concerto no.1. Follow the links to watch the videos by the “Culture” and “Vesti-Kuzbass” channels.Tags:
Tomorrow Denis Matsuev, Charles Dutoit and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra open the Annecy classical music festival. Watch the broadcast on www.medici.tv.Tags:
Tickets to “Stars on Baikal” music festival are already on sale in Irkutsk. Their price remains at the last year's level, 1500-5000 roubles. The festival, which is being held for the 7th year, will start at the 9th of September and last 10 days. Denis Matsuev, Alexander Rudin, Valery Gergiev, Vladimir Spivakov and more than 300 other participants will visit Irkutsk in these days. The video by the “Vesti Irkutsk” TV channel is available here.Tags:
From the 21st to the 31st of August the French town of Annecy will host the classical music festival. The programme will consist of symphony and chamber music concerts as well as recitals. This year the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Charles Dutoit will have the residence at the festival. The audience should expect to hear Nikolaï Lugansky, Henri Demarquette, Sergio Tiempo, Diana Higbee, Jacques Rouvier, Klaus Häger, Claire-Marie Le Guay, Jean-Yves Fourmeau, Hisako Kawamura, Bertrand Chamayou, Brigitte Fossey and, of course, Denis Matsuev – the artistic leader of the event.Read more... Tags:
Web site www.klassik.com published the following review on Denis Matsuev’s concert in Baden-Baden (July, 23):
„Der Gewinner des renommierten Tschaikowsky-Wettbewerbs 1998 hat sich mittlerweile insbesondere als Interpret des russischen Repertoires einen Namen gemacht.
Er verfügt über eine pianistische Technik, deren Umschreibung als virtuos fast untertrieben ist. Das Faszinierendste an seinem Spiel ist jedoch, wie er diese technischen Fähigkeiten dazu einsetzt, Musik zu gestalten, zu formen, manchmal regelrecht zurechtzumeißeln.Read more... Tags:
July, 25 at 5pm GMT www.medici.tv will broadcast from the music festival in Verbier. The piano quintet will consist of Denis Matsuev, Dmitry Sitkovetsky, Kirill Troussov, Yuri Bashmet and Mischa Maisky.Tags:
July, 22 www.medici.tv will broadcast Denis Matsuev’s concert from Verbier music festival, Switzerland. Denis will be playing Schumann and Rachmaninov. The broadcast starts at 7pm GMT.Tags:
boasts a prodigious technique and interpretive flair.
…he also revealed a lyrical, reflective side. He certainly has masterly command of this formidably difficult work.
Tchaikovsky packs a lot into the short, restless, almost giddy finale, which Mr. Matsuev played with uncanny ease.
New York Times
Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 2 is a more intricate and technically demanding work than the oft-played First Concerto, yet it is vintage and mature Tchaikovsky, filled with melodic riches and pyrotechnical challenges. For many years, the concerto was played and recorded in a shortened, modified version by pianist-composer Alexander Siloti. Happily Gergiev and soloist Denis Matsuev offered Tchaikovsky’s complete original score.
Matsuev, a prominent winner of the International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow who will make his Fort Worth debut at Bass Hall on Tuesday night, told this story in a recent email interview with the Star-Telegram, which had to be translated from his native Russian to English before publication:
“This happened three years ago, after my recital on the Champs-Élysées in Paris. Alexander Borisovich Rachmaninoff, a grandson of the composer, came to me and said that if I promised to quit smoking, he’d give me a present.Read more... Tags:
On Wednesday, after Mr. Gergiev began with Rodion Shchedrin’s short, riotously playful Concerto for Orchestra No. 1 (“Naughty Limericks”), the Russian virtuoso Denis Matsuev, 39, was the soloist in Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 2 in G. Mr. Matsuev boasts a prodigious technique and interpretive flair. He is built like a weight lifter and plays with muscularity and power. His sound can be steely and harsh, especially his crash-bang dispatching of fortissimo chords.Read more... Tags:
Medici.TV starts free live broadcast of my concert in Carnegie Hall with Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra under baton of V.Gergiev. Thanks to AVC Charity Foundation live webcast will be available free of charge and without any subscription to anyone from anywhere in the world, on the home page as well as on the webcast page during 90 days.
Denis Matsuev at Royal Festival Hall – Tchaikovsky’s The Seasons, Liszt’s Mephisto Waltz, Schumann’s Kreisleriana and Rachmaninov’s Second Sonata
Recent experiences of Denis Matsuev have not been that positive, so it was a pleasure that his International Piano Series recital went a long way to confounding expectations. True, Matsuev’s stage manner isn’t exactly ingratiating and his pragmatic engagement with the piano (here a beautifully voiced Steinway) gives very little away. Also, both halves of his programme were organised to keep the fans waiting for Denis the arsonist-as-virtuoso, which, to judge from the amount of coughing and phone-checking, was the audience’s prime interest.
International Review of the Concert in Royal Festival Hall (London): A Stunning Recital by Denis Matsuev
A decade ago now, I reviewed Denis Matsuev’s BMG Melodiya disc Tribute to Horowitz. Heard live in a solo recital he is just as impressive technically; yet the programming here revealed an intent to show us a deeper, more thoughtful side.