25 may 2023 The Famous Violinist Kremena Oxenkrug - Soloist At The Concert
The last event of the State Opera - Burgas for the City of May is a concert that deserves the attention of fans of symphonic music. Under the baton of the distinguished maestro Yordan Dafov, who recently conducted with great success the Easter concert in April and the Symphony concert with soloists - graduates of NUMSI "Prof. Pancho Vladigerov" - Burgas, at the beginning of May, will present a varied concert program, selected with flair and taste, at the Symphony Concert on May 26, Thursday, at 7 p.m. in the hall of the Burgas Opera House. The soloist of the concert is the remarkable young musician Kremena Oxenkrug, who is a concert performer, professor of violin at the Royal Conservatory in Mons /Belgium/ and director of the Symphony Orchestra - in the city of Sliven. The wonderful violinist has been praised by critics as an extremely expressive and creative young musician. Vanya Zlateva will be the concertmaster of the orchestra of the Burgas Opera at the concert on Friday.
The concert program includes two iconic works from the classical music treasury: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Concerto for Violin and Orchestra No. 5 in A Major, also known as the Turkish. This is the last and most famous concerto written for this instrument by the genius composer and is popular with performers and audiences alike, being a must-have in the repertoire of any prominent violinist. It is not by chance that the work is among the three Mozart violin concertos that performers admitted to the second round of the world-famous Tchaikovsky competition are required to play. The work was created in 1775 and has the typical musical structure of the era: fast-slow-fast part: Allegro aperto – Adagio – Allegro aperto, Adagio Rondeau – Tempo di Minuetto. Mozart's work is described in words succinctly and amazingly accurately by another musical genius - P. I. Tchaikovsky: "In my deep conviction, Mozart is the highest, culminating point to which beauty in the realm of music has reached."
The second work that will be performed by the orchestra of the State Opera - Burgas at the concert on Friday is also significant in world music culture: Symphony No. 3 in E flat major, opus 55, known as the "Eroica", by another great representative of the Viennese classical school – Ludwig van Beethoven. The composer began writing his Third Symphony at the beginning of October 1802, shortly before he expressed his grief over the onset of deafness: "... it was almost enough to end myself" - he wrote - "Only that, art held me back" . In a letter to his friends, he wrote: "I live only with the notes, I barely finish a composition and already start another." The Third Symphony is recognized by musicologists as Beethoven's first masterpiece and marks the end of a period of the composer's search for his own language and expressiveness. The original dedication of the symphony was to Bonaparte. Beethoven's enthusiasm for the French Revolution dates back to his attendance at the University of Bonn in 1789. Originally, the symphony was titled "Bonaparte" or "Written for Bonaparte". At the beginning of the century, Beethoven was still under the influence of the revolutionary spirit of his time, by his preferences for Napoleon and the French heroic style in music, the result of which, in addition to the "Eroica", the piano sonatas "Aurora" and "Passionata", the violin " Kreuzer's sonata. But when Napoleon proclaimed himself emperor, Beethoven expressed his disappointment: “He is nothing more than an ordinary man. Now he will trample on all human rights...he will become a tyrant”. In 1806, the symphony received the title "Great Heroic Symphony in Memory of a Great Man", who was no longer Napoleon, but the imaginary hero embodying the composer's ideas.