Edison Denisov (1929-1996) is a master composer of the Soviet modern explains Professor Susanne Schattenberg, FSO director at the University of Bremen. In 1950, Dmitri Shostakovich personally invited him to study at Moscow Conservatory. Whilst the West celebrated Denisov as the “20th century Mozart”, he was viewed with suspicion in the Soviet Union. “His works were performed rarely and mainly at alternative locations.”
In 2018, the research centre acquired the composer’s comprehensive correspondence from his widow, Ekaterina Denisova-Kouprovskaia. It included letter exchanges with Shostakovich, Alfred Schnittke, and Luigi Nino. The purchase and the concert were made possible by a generous donation from the Karin and Uwe Hollweg Foundation.
Four musicians from the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen (German Chamber Philharmonic in Bremen) will interpret Denisov’s four works: Ulrike Höfs (flute), Maximilia Krome (clarinet), Rie Koyama (Bassoon), Kiveli Dörken (piano).
Edison Denisov – Master of the Soviet Modern
Friday, February 07, 2020, 7:30 p.m.
Location: Sendesaal Bremen, Bürgermeister-Spitta-Allee 45, 28329 Bremen
Entry free-of-charge. Donations welcome.
Introduction and discussion:
Dr. Boris Belge
1. Sonata for Flute and Piano (1960)
2. Three Preludes for Piano (1994)
3. Sonata for Clarinet Solo (1972)
4. Trio for Flute, Bassoon and Piano (1995)
Prof. Dr. Susanne Schattenberg
Director of the Research Centre for East European Studies
Professor of Contemporary History and East European Culture
University of Bremen
Phone: +49 421 218-69624
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