April 16, 2010 at 7 pm — Tallinn, Estonia Concert Hall

Fri, April 16, 2010 at 7 pm – Tallinn, Estonia Concert Hall

Schubert/Webern – German Dances
Berg – Sieben frühe Lieder (Seven Early Songs)
Tishchenko – Cимфония No 5 Рай (Paradise) from the choreo-symphonic cycle Беатриче (Beatrice) (Estonian premiere)

CLAUDIA BARAINSKY (soprano, Germany)
Estonian National Symphony Orchestra

“Music is worth devoting one’s entire life to it,” said Boris Tishchenko who celebrated his 70th birthday in 2009. Tishchenko, who has already been called a 21st-century classic, is the most prominent present-day Russian composer and the greatest symphonist in the traditional meaning of the word. The list of works by the favourite student of Dmitri Shostakovich, now a professor of composition at St. Petersburg Conservatory, includes 15 symphonies, a great number of instrumental concertos, theatrical and chamber music.

The choreo-symphonic cycle Beatrice, based on Dante’s Divine Comedy, consists of five self-contained symphonies, which took nine years to write. Boris Tishchenko’s works have repeatedly been conducted by Nikolai Alexeev. In 2009 Alexeev conducted the premiere of Tishchenko’s fifth Dante Symphony in St. Petersburg.

Claudia Barainsky is a soprano with an impressively extensive opera and concert repertoire; her virtuoso vocal technique and beautiful timbre have been praised by many critics. A year ago she performed Berg’s Sieben frühe Lieder (Seven Early Songs) with St. Petersburg Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra conducted by Nikolai Alexeev and was most warmly received by the audience and the critics. Now these songs, which are among the most complicated pieces of 20th-century vocal music, can be heard performed by her in Estonia.

Tickets: 180.-, 120.- (70.-)
The concert is produced by ERSO

Claudia Barainsky

Nikolai Alexeev

Tickets: 180.- / 120.- (70.-)
The concert is produced by ERSO