4. Mar, 2015

Schnittke Week

Last week I attended the Violin Masterclasse by Professor Alexandre Brussilovsky at Alfred Schnittke Akademie International in Hamburg after short trip in Belgium (see also below "4 Nights 5 Days"). Due to being late for the first meeting I just consecrated this masterclasse to work for the Violin Concerto by Ludwig Van Beethoven with Professor Brussilovsky as intensive as possible. I was very happy that I could bring the Concerto by Van Beethoven (remember ; "Van" is always a part of family name!) to the Masterclasse, finally. For this concerto I and Professor Brussilosky talked each other to apply the cadenza rather by Alfred Schnittke than the others.

At the same time of the violin masterclasse I attended also the 2 orchestral concerts of Johannes Brahms Konservatorium in Hamburg and performed the solo part of "Suite In Old Style (Suite Im Alten Stil)" also by Alfred Schnittke with the orchestra twice. Here are the programs of the both concerts ;

 

Johannes Brahms Konservatorium Concert (27 February 2015, Konzertsaal Johannes Brahms Konservatorium, Hamburg Germany)

 

Alfred Schnittke : Suit Im Alten Stil

 

Naoko Matsui, Violin

Krzystof Skladanowski, Conductor

Johannes Brahms Konservatorium Orchestra

 

Johannes Brahms Konservatorium Concert (28 February 2015, Erlöserkirche / The Redeemer Church of Hamburg, Hamburg Germany)

 

Alfred Schnittke : Suit Im Alten Stil

 

Naoko Matsui, Violin

Leon Gurvitch, Conductor

Johannes Brahms Konservatorium Orchestra

 

 

I listened from the audience so many times during the concert at the Redeemer Church that a German important person came to the concert. However I could never verify them (thus I can't mention their name here).

It was a wonderful week for more opportunities to perform Schnittke's work because all of the precedent suggestions to perform Schnittke's works had been cancelled due to some inexplecable troubles during rehearsals or their preparations, there I could never know such causes. They neither traumatized me nor damaged me nor made me sorry nor scandalized me or others, but left me only a long-lasted questions "why such unexpected events had been occured?". There I could know that they caused by neither law, nor human-made disasters without any explications by the concerned professor or the conductor (I felt as if he were experienced something anormal or a kind of "supernatural"? which he could never tell any of his surroundings until his death in 2012).

But by now I can imagine at least why did Schnittke compose the last measures of his "Dies Irae" only with four times of "Dies Irae!" without calming "Dies Irae".