Сonsidering the Essense of Mournful Words
On Wednesday, April 9, Teodor Currentzis and Music Aeterna Chamber Choir introduced one of the greatest masterpieces by Alfred Schnittke, Choir Concerto on the words from the Book of Lamentations by Armenian poet and monk Gregory Narekatsi in the Grand Hall of St. Petersburg Philharmonics. Currentzis is one of the brightest Russian conductors nowadays, a graduate of St. Petersburg Conservatory; the last time he performed in St. Petersburg Philharmonics more than 10 years ago; and his appearance on the stage is a hallmark event in the cultural life of St. Petersburg. This concert has evoked wide praises from the public and critics. CMG collaborates with the Academy of Orthodox Music; and we have made professional audio-recording of this concert.