Piano Concerto in G minor Op.33
Alexander Yakovlev (piano)
Conductor - Andrey Anikhanov
Volgograd Philharmonic Orchestra
Online broadcast from the Volgograd Central Concert Hall
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Mozart. Piano Concerto No.23 in A major, K. 488
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Online broadcast from the North Ossetian State Philharmonic, branch of the Mariinsky Theatre in the Republic of North Ossetia-Alania.
Symphony orchestra of the Mariinsky theatre branch in Vladikavkaz. Conductor - Valery Khlebnikov. The orchestra's chief conductor Zaurbek Gukaev.
ALEXANDER YAKOVLEV (piano)
TCHAIKOVSKY. THE SEASONS, op.37bis
Online broadcast from the North Ossetian State Philharmonic, branch of the Mariinsky Theater in the Republic of North Ossetia-Alania (Vladikavkaz, 2021)
Tchaikovsky's "Seasons" is a recognized masterpiece of world classics. The composition of the cycle, dictated by nature , combined with the detail of images, lyrical fullness and inner drama, seems to embody life itself in its diversity. Bright landscape sketches, everyday scenes and psychological sketches were reflected in the music of twelve pieces, charged with love for the truth of the moment.
Alexander Yakovlev and the State Russian Museum present the premiere of a Beethoven's Seventh Symphony video recording in A-dur, Op. 92 in piano transcription by Franz Liszt, the first complete video recording of this work in the world.
In 2020, when the whole world was celebrating Beethoven's 250th birthday, Alexander Yakovlev managed to record the Fifth Symphony in the Marble Palace of the State Russian Museum.
The year 2021 is dedicated to the 210th anniversary of Franz Liszt's birth, and it is now that listeners will be presented with a recording of his transcription of Beethoven's Seventh Symphony. Therefore, we have a very harmonious project, timed with important musical dates.
Beethoven considered the Seventh Symphony the best among the others. From childhood, Liszt was privy to Beethoven's genius and felt himself to be his artistic successor. Liszt's Seventh Symphony transcription is not simply a re-installation of Beethoven's score, but a complete work in its own right, the performance of which significantly enriches the pianist's performing repertoire and takes his abilities to a new level.
Other recordings of Beethoven's symphonies arranged by Liszt are planned in season 2021-2023.
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YAKOVLEV FESTIVAL 2019
The IV St. Petersburg International Music Summer Academy and Festival & Competition 'Grand Piano in Palace'
The IV St. Petersburg International Music Summer Academy and Festival & Competition 'Grand Piano in Palace', arranged with support of the State Russian Museum and Radio 'Orpheus', was held in Saint Petersburg on August 1-9, 2019. 'Grand Piano in Palace' is the meeting point for classical music lovers. Geography of 'Grand Piano in Palace' expands every year. On August, 2019 the festival has gathered musicians, teachers and participants from USA, Germany, Spain, Switzerland, Japan, China, Argentina, Brasilia, Mexico, Italy, Russia.
Alexander Yakovlev with the support of the State Russian Museum has presented a premier of Franz List’s transcriptions of Beethoven’s Fiths and Sevens symphonies.
In year 2020 Alexander Yakovlev together with the State Russian Museum announced a premier of Franz List’s piano transcriptions of two Beethoven’s symphonies:
The pianist notes, “I came up with the idea to record Beethoven’s symphonies in the halls of the State Russian Museum, with which I had collaborated for many years. In year 2020, Beethoven’s 250th anniversary, we managed to produce a recording of the Fifth symphony in the Marble Hall of the Russian Museum. In year 2021 the world is celebrating Franz List’s 210th anniversary, in turn we are presenting a recording of his transcription of Beethoven’s Sevens symphony, which was done in the Mikhaylovsky Palace. So, we have a project, which is well timed to big musical dates and is itself a part of my bigger aspiration: to record the complete set of works by Beethoven-Liszt.
The next premier of one of Beethoven’s symphonies is scheduled in autumn 2021.
Grand Piano in Palace 2021
Alexander Yakovlev has run the V International Music Festival and Competition Grand Piano in Palace 2021 in Saint-Petersburg
The V International Music Festival and Competition for soloists, chamber music and composers Grand Piano in Palace 2021 founded and directed by pianist and teacher Alexander Yakovlev has ended. In the new format the festival included a series of online auditions in various nominations of performance and composition. In order to preserve the main theme of the festival – piano in palace, the organizers decided to stage the awards ceremony and Gala Concert in the White Hall of Marble Palace of the State Russian Museum in Saint-Petersburg. Online auditions ran in 29-30 June 2021, the final round with orchestra and Gala Concert in 19-20 July 2021. The winners were awarded with monetary prizes and certificates.
“Notes and quotes”
The pianist Alexander Yakovlev and composer Pavel Levadny became finalists of a state program for artistic orders for composers “Notes and quotes”.
On 12 July 2021 the winners of the program “Notes and quotes” have been announced. The program was created by the Russian Composers Union with the support of the Russian Ministry of Culture. Among the finalists in the solo, duo and
trio nomination are such musicians as Ekaterina Mechetina, Oleg Payberdin, Alexander Ramm, Tihon Hrennikov. “Notes and quotes” is the first russian state program of artistic orders for composers in modern history in which the composer creates a new work as ordered by a performer. The honorary fees are on the Russian Composers Union and the musicians get new scores to be premiered in new season. The new works will be performed in 2022 and 2023 in Moscow, Saint-Petersburg, Omsk, Kazan, Ekaterinburg, Perm, Voronezh, Rostov-on-Don, as well as in Great Britain, Germany, Italy, China, Japan and USA.
Alexander Yakovlev on the jury of the XX International Contest for Young Musicians 'The Nutcracker' 2019
One of the most cherished projects of the RUSSIA-KULTURA Television Channel, each year the 'Nutcracker' contest unravels new and exciting talents from all over the world and provides young performers with opportunity to showcase their skills on a professional level, as well as exchange experiential knowledge and receive the judgement of eminent professionals.
THE RARE PERFORMED CONCERTO BY N. MEDTNER
The Third Piano Concerto by Nicolai Medtner was performed by Alexander Yakovlev
The Third Piano Concerto by Nicolai Medtner was performed by Alexander Yakovlev and The Great Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra conducted by Andrey Anichanov in the Great hall of the Shostakovich Saint Petersburg Philharmonia. Medtner was in the shadow of his great contemporaries, primarily Rachmaninoff. However, he is increasingly named a genius, and his music is equated with the greatest treasures of classical music. Alexander Yakovlev told in the exclusive interview for Belcanto.ru about his artistic career, the composer, music competitions and much more. The video or the concert is available on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qhcoRwvcrDQ&t=974s
Alexander Yakovlev performed his own versions of works by Prokofiev and Mussorgsky at the Beethovenfest Bonn Festival
These included Prokofiev’s Lieutenant Kijé (op. 60) and Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition, as well as his own arrangement of Mussorgsky’s Night on Bold Mountain. The audience were also delighted by traditional transcriptions of the Scherzo and March from the opera The Love for Three Oranges, three pieces op. 96, and Sonata No. 4 in C minor, all by Prokofiev.