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38th annual “December Nights of Sviatoslav Richter” International Music Festival

30 Ноя - 27 Дек 2018

Picasso & Khokhlova A Musical Interpretation


The 38th annual “December Nights of Sviatoslav Richter” International Music Festival will be hosted at the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts from November 30 to December 27, 2018. This year our festival, which traditionally embraces music, painting, poetry, and theater, is dedicated to the “Picasso & Khokhlova” exhibition that is taking place in the Main Building from November 20, 2018, until February 3, 2019. Following the life story of the main characters of the exposition, the festival’s music programs include Russian, French, and Spanish music, adding a harmonious aspect to the exhibited art works.

    • November 30, 2018 (Friday)
      Spanish Motifs
      Program: A. Tchaikovsky, A. García Abril, M. de Falla, L. Boccherini, G. Sollima
      Artists: Yuri Bashmet (viola)
      Mikhail Muntyan (piano)
      Alexandra Koreneva (harpsichord)
      Alexander Buzlov (cello)
      Artyom Dervoed (guitar)
      “Moscow Soloists” chamber orchestra
      Director Yuri Bashmet
    • December 2 (Sunday)
      Looking for Lost Time. French Music of the 1920s–1940s
      Program: J. Turina, F. Poulenc, A. Roussel, A. Honegger
      Artists: Plamena Mangova (piano)
      The State Chamber Orchestra of Belarus
      Director Evgeny Bushkov
    • December 8 (Saturday)
      Red on Black: The Magic of Flamenco
      Program: Traditional genres of cante flamenco
      Artists: María Juncal (dancer)
      Isaac de los Reyes (dancer)
      Basilio García (guitar)
      Juan-Carlos Triviño (cantaor)
      Jonathan Reyes Jimenez (cantaor)
    • December 10 (Monday)
      Pablo Picasso. Ballet Triptych
      Program: One-act ballet music from “Parade” (E. Satie), “The Three-Cornered Hat” (M. de Falla),
      “Le Train Bleu” (D. Milhaud)
      Artists: “New Music Studio” soloist ensemble
      Director Igor Dronov
      This music program is performed against the backdrop of videos showing three ballets (a reconstruction of “Russian Seasons” productions) performed by the ballet companies EUROPA DANSE (2007) and GRAND OPÉRA (1993).
    • December 14 (Friday)
      20th Century Curves
      Program: I. Stravinsky, D. Milhaud, V. Shebalin, M. Weinberg
      Artists: Quatuor Danel (France)
    • December 15 (Saturday)
      The Scent of Someone Else’s Flowers. An Impromptu Play by Sergei Yursky in 2 Acts
      Program: Covers of hits from the 1930s–1940s, piano pieces by E. Satie, C. Debussy, M. Ravel, F. Poulenc, M. de Falla
      Artists: Sergei Yursky
      Alexey Kudryashov (piano)
      Jazz Quartet:
      Alexey Skipin (accordion)
      Mikhail Khokhlov (double bass)
      Lev Uspensky (guitar)
      Pavel Demidov (percussion)
    • December 16 (Sunday)
      Hommage á Maestro Richter. Solo Recital by Mikhail Pletnev
      Program: W.A. Mozart and L. van Beethoven
    • December 18 (Tuesday)
      Masterpieces of French String Music
      Program: C. Franck, C. Debussy, M. Ravel
      Artists: Renaud Capuçon (violin)
      Guillaume Bellom (piano)
    • December 21 (Friday)
      A Call to Order. From Claude the Frenchman to Les Six
      Program: C. Debussy, M. Ravel, D. Milhaud, F. Poulenc
      Artists: Natalia Gutman (cello)
      Sviatoslav Moroz (violin)
      Dmitri Vinnik (piano)
      Rustam Kochmakov (cello)
      Mikhail Beznosov (clarinet)
      Olga Dyachkovskaya (soprano)
      Alexey Konoplyannikov (oboe)
      Mikhail Urman (bassoon)
      Alexander Lebedev (trumpet)
      Alexander Bagirov (percussion)
    • December 22 (Saturday)
      Music of Poetry. Les Six and the Literary Avant-Garde
      Program: A. Honegger, F. Poulenc, G. Auric, J. Wiener
      Artists: Adèle Charvet (mezzo-soprano)
      Jean-Christophe Lanièce (baritone)
      Ludmila Berlinskaya (piano)
    • December 24 (Monday)
      Satie and Stravinsky. Music for Theater and Cinema
      Program: I. Stravinsky (“Petrushka,” “Card Game”)
      E. Satie (“Socrates,” “Entr'acte”)
      Artists: Alexei Lubimov (piano)
      Alexei Zuev (piano)
      Singers of the Stanislavski and Nemirovich-Danchenko Moscow Academic Music Theatre
      Natalia Muradymova (soprano)
      Natalia Petrozhitskaya (soprano)
      Valeria Zaitseva (soprano)
      Larisa Andreeva (mezzo-soprano)
      “Brodyachiy Vertep” puppet theater
    • December 26 (Wednesday)
      Marina Tsvetaeva. Between Love and Love
      Poetry Recital by Svetlana Kryuchkova
    • December 27 (Thursday)
      De Profundis Clamavi. Symphony No. 14 by Dmitry Shostakovich
      Artists: Mariinsky Theater soloist Askar Abdrazakov (bass)
      Mariinsky Theater soloist Maria Bayankina (soprano)
      “Moscow Soloists” chamber orchestra
      Director Yuri Bashmet
30 Ноя - 27 Дек 2018


General sponsor of the Museum
Sponsors of the Music Festival
Special thanks to UNIPER SE and NO “Charity Fund “LUKOIL”