The world premiere of the concert, inspired by the painting of Salvador Dali, was performed at the Trans-Siberian Art Festival

24 march 2017, 01:10
On 25th of March in Novosibirsk in the framework of the Trans-Siberian Art Festival, the world premiere of a double concert of German composer Enjott Schneider Dreamdancers was held, dedicated to Sergei Nakaryakov and Otto Sauter. The musicians performed a concert with Novosibirsk Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Vladimir Lande. For the first time in the history of music, the composition was written for a pipe-piccolo, flugelhorn and orchestra. The composer contrasted the two galaxies and told the story of people who live in their world and are far from reality.

On 25th of March in Arnold Kats State Concert Hall in the program “Golden Trumpets” for the first time in the world a new composition by Enjott Schneider “Dreamdancers” was performed - a concert for the Piccolo, Flugelhorn and Orchestra. Since the beginning of the history of the Trans-Siberian Art Festival the world premiere of music created specifically for the festival is an integral part of its program. In previous years, the premieres of Benjamin Yusupov's works, Lera Auerbach, Aphrodite Raickopoulou were performed at the festival.


"This year I wanted to introduce brass in all its light, and here I thought about Sergei Nakaryakov with whom we repeatedly perform together," the artistic director of the Trans-Siberian Art Festival, Vadim Repin tells the story of the creation of the premiere. - During discussions, Otto Sauter joined us, and we decided to combine in one concert the sound of a piccolo pipe and a flugelhorn. And the tremendous chance for us will be the premiere of this work by Enjott Schneider at the Trans-Siberian Art Festival".

Enjott Schneider, author of the world premiere of the festival in 2017, composer, musicologist, arranger, professor at the Munich University of Music and Performing Arts, president of the Association of German Composers, chairman of the supervisory board of GEMA (German analogue of Russian copyright society). As the composer notes, for him it was a challenge to write music for such different instruments and musicians and such a combination in one concert occurred for the first time in the history of music.

"Since I write not only music for concerts, but also church, opera, and music for films, I decided to tell a story in a new concert. It has three parts - from a part called "The Green Galaxy with flying tigers and burning butterflies" to "Dancing hummingbirds at the gate to hell". As you see, I really love bright colors, painting, especially - surrealism and Salvador Dali, his flying tigers and other similar images - the composer Eniott Schneider talks about his composition. - Dream shows our soul in its pure form, in its mysterious infinity. At the same time, in a dream we immerse ourselves in archaic worlds and storms of emotions, not limited by the conventions of realities. I'm very attracted by the world of surrealism, where spiritual transcendence is connected with the banality of everyday life and with the help of collage, reincarnation, metamorphosis, I try to turn the familiar and banal into something unknown".

The program "Golden Trumpets" along with the world premiere of Enjott Schneider's composition will include rarely performed masterpieces of the XVIII-XXI centuries and will unite the brilliant constellation of the world's leading performers on brass instruments. Sergei Nakaryakov, no doubt, the most famous trumpeter in the world, will show the different sides of his favorite instrument - Flugelhorn. Otto Sauter, virtuously owning the Piccolo pipe, listened to the Pope, Prince Charles, Bobby McFerrin and football fans during the World Cup in Germany. Andrei Ilkiv will play on the "ordinary" pipe, but no less bright and dizzying. And for the low register is responsible the "golden trombone of Europe" Elias Faingersh. His instrument will sound both solo and, thanks to electronics, as a whole orchestra. Together with Arkady Shilkloper, one of the best horn players in the world and performers of jazz on the Alpine horn, they will perform at the end of the evening with an improvisational author's program.

The Festival is supported by: official sponsor of Trans-Siberian Art Festival Joint Stock Company "Russian Railways" (JSCo "RZD"), Sponsor of Trans-Siberian Art Festival SIBUR Holding, general partner of Philharmonic – VTB24 and partner of the Philharmonic Public Company Moscow Exchange. 

Photoreport of Alexander Ivanov

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