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Copenhagen: Danish Premiere of Benjamin Yusupov's Viola Concerto

Benjamin Yusupov's Concerto for Viola and Orchestra will receive its Danish premiere on 30 September 2011 at the Copenhagen Conservatory. Under the direction of Lan Shui, the well-known Ukranian violist Maxim Rysanov and the Copenhagen Philharmonic Orchestra will present the Concerto. The world premiere of the work was given on 12 May 2005 at NDR Hannover by Maxim Vengerov (viola) and the Radio Philharmonic Hannover of the NDR under Eiji Oue.

The composer on his Viola Concerto:
"We are living today in a world in which the most varied cultures are disseminated through different kinds of media and means of communication. Thus, one can either persist in an individually preferred musical culture or one can try to reconcile all kinds of music with which one is surrounded. My greatest interest is in such a synthesis. I believe that composition in the 21st century should ‘omnisciently’ blend and integrate the entire spectrum of the music into a common language, Together with the almost unlimited sonic possibilities of the symphony orchestra, this was an essential motivation for me to write a concerto in the 21st century."

30 September 2011
Copenhagen
Conservatory, Concert Hall, 7:30 PM
Danish premiere: Benjamin Yusupov
Concerto for viola and orchestra
Maxim Rysanov (viola)
Copenhagen Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Lan Shui

 

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