Twilight Music from Alexey Rybnikov
On April 6, CMG made professional audio-recording of Alexey Rybnikov’s Artistic Evening, organized at the Grand Hall of St. Petersburg Philharmonics, as a part of the 5th season of Lenten Concerts. The main goal of this festival is to restore historic traditions of Russian Orthodox culture in music. The concert introduced the symphonic orchestra of Mikhailovsky Theatre (artistic director – Mikhail Tatarnikov) and violinist Ivan Pochekin. Rybnikov is mostly known to the public as the composer of the rock opera Juno and Avos and of music for numerous Soviet films. His academic compositions presented at the concert have discovered the new artistic domain of the composer, his spiritual and religious works. His compositions performed that evening — his 6th Symphony Simphonia Tenebrosa (twilight symphony), the Night Song Capriccio for Violin and Orchestra, and Music of Lycia were premiered in St. Petersburg that evening and provoked public enthusiasm.