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Program


“Leipzig-Berlin-Hamburg”
Music of J.S.Bach and C.P.E.Bach.
1 part
C.Ph.Em. Bach (1714-1788)
Symphonie e-moll for strings and Basso Continuo Wq 177  
Allegro Assai - Andante moderato - Allegro
J.S.Bach (1685-1759)
Suite h-moll for traverse flute, strings and Basso Continuo BWV1067   
Ouverture
Rondeau
Sarabande
Bourrée I / Bourrée II
Polonaise / Double
Menuet
Badinerie
Solist : Olga Ivusheikova (traverso)
Pause
2 part
C.Ph.Em. Bach (1714-1788)
Concerto A-dur for Violoncello, strings and Basso Continuo Wq 173  
Allegro
Largo con sordini. Mesto
Allegro assai
Solist: Pavel Serbin (violoncello)
J.S.Bach (1685-1750)
Concerto a-moll for Violino, Flute, Cembalo, strings and Basso Continuo BWV 1044  
Allegro
Adagio ma non tnto e dolce
Alla Breve
Adagio


Program Notes
          In 2014 all advanced musicians and classical music fans are celebrating the 300 years anniversary of Carl Philipp Emmanuel Bach, one of J.S.Bach 's sons and outstanding composer of late baroque and classical period. Being very warmly appreciated by his contemporaries, C.P.E.Bach was not so widely known in romantic area. The main reason for that was that his music was almost not republished; his manuscripts were not engraved and published after his death in 1788. He started composing in Leipzig, when his father was still active in composition; he died 3 years before W.A.Mozart's death, staying at the same time a composer of   post baroque generation,  but being a leader in developing a completely new music language. Pratum Integrum orchestra prepared a program where we would like to compare and put together some pieces by C.P.E.Bach and some of his father. We used to perform rare compositions, but particularly for this concert we took famous pieces by both. J.S.Bach will be represented by his Suite for traverse flute strings and B.c. and so called Tripple Concert a-moll, for the same combination of instruments as the 5th Brandenbourg Concert. Among C.P.E.Bach compositions we've chosen two orchestra pieces, which belong to C.P.E.Bach Berlin period, when he served as a cembalist for Prussian king Friedrich the Great. А symphony in e-moll is thought to be one of the first great symphonies of "Strum und Drang". Later, in Hamburg, Bach added brass and woodwinds for it; we perform the first string version form Berlin. A famous concerto in A-dur - the latest among his 3 violoncello concerts. It remained in versions for cembalo, flute or violoncello; cello was the instrument this concerto was intended for in its first version.
The Pratum Integrum orchestra performs with authentic instruments. The Latin name translates as ‘unmown meadow’ and refers to their broad-ranging repertoire from the Baroque and Classical periods, about which little is known to this day. This is the only orchestra in Russia in which all the groups of historic instruments are represented: strings, wind and percussion, and moreover all the instruments were made in the 18th to 19th centuries or copied from period examples. Pratum Integrum’s performances are a careful recreation using original treatises, primary sources and eye-witness accounts by contemporaries.
The orchestra was established in Moscow in 2003, immediately gaining a reputation as an extraordinary, outstanding and highly professional group of musicians with a predilection for fast tempos and vivid, fresh interpretations. Since then the orchestra has played more than 300 compositions for the Russian public, among them recently discovered pieces by Russian composers, once performed in the imperial court concerts; French music, which delighted Louis XIV and Louis XV; overtures by Telemann, which were very popular throughout Germany in the 18th century, music of Mozart, Haydn and Beethoven’s  contemporaries.
Using authentic performance techniques, Pratum Integrum has played concerts with leading European musicians and specialists in the field: Trevor Pinnock (UK), Sigiswald and Wieland Kuijken (Belgium), Alfredo Bernardini (Italy), Paul Esswood (UK), Simone Kermes (Germany), Christophe Rousset (France), Philippe Jaroussky (France), Paolo Grazzi (Italy), Pierre Hantai (France), Claire Lefilietre (France), Simone Kermes (Germany) and others.
Pratum Integrum has participated in several prominent international festivals such as Tage Alter Music (Regensburg; 2006), Musica Antiqua (Bruges; 2006), Nordlysfestivalen (Tromsø; 2009, 2011), Earlymusic (St Petersburg; 2009–2012), Dekabrskie Vechera (Moscow; 2009-2012), G.Ph.Telemann International Festival (Magdeburg; 2010), Utrecht Festival Oudemuziek (2013), Tage Alte Music WDR (Herne, 2013), Silbermann Fesispiele (Freiberg, 2013) and others.
The orchestra has recorded more than fifteen albums for the Caro Mitis label. Among them are monographic albums featuring names known only by music scholars until recently: Tietz, Rosetti, Wölfl and Platti, Haessler. Most of these albums have been highly rated by important foreign music magazines (Diapason, Toccata-Alte Musik aktuell, Le Monde de la Musique, Positive Feedback Online and others).

Olga Ivusheykova (travers flute) was born in 1971 in Moscow. At the age of five she began her musical training at Moscow Gnessin’s music college (pr. A.Korneev, pr. L. Mironovich). Then she studied at the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory with Professor Yuri Dolzhikov. In 2003-2005  she studied baroque flute and early music in Leipzig, Germany in University of Music & Theatre Felix Mendelson Bartholdy (pr. B.Csalog).Olga won Russian National Competition in age 16, got special prize in the International Flutist Competition in Scheveningen (Holland) and 2nd Prize in the International Early Music Ensembles Competition “Van Wassenaer” (Haag, Holland) In 1997 she gained a teaching position at Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory where she became an associate professor in 2006. As a soloist O. Ivusheykova plays with symphony orchestras and instrumental chamber ensembles in both cities of Russia and abroad (Germany, Austria, Holland, Great Britain, Switzerland, Italy, USA). Since 2003 Olga Ivusheyikova is Soloist of Pratum Integrum.Ensemble performances make a significant part of the concert activity of O. Ivusheikova. She played with such famous musicians as A. Lyubimov, N. Gutman, W Kuijken, M Pekarski, Jan de Win, А. Bernardini, T. Alikhanov. She took part in festivals of modern and early music «Neues Musikforum» (Austria), «Villa Musika» (Germany), Istanbul Bach Festival (Turkey), «Moscow autumn», «Alternative» (Moscow)

Pavel Serbin (baroque violoncello, artistic directorship). After finishing Gnessin’s Special Music School he entered the Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory. He studied with Dmitry Miller (violoncello), Alexander Rudin (Chamber music), Alexander Galkovsky (Quartet).  In 1999 he entered The Hague Royal Conservatory to study under the excellent guidance professors Wieland Kuijken (viola da gamba) and Jaap ter Linden (baroque violoncello). He was admitted to start his postgraduate training with Alexander Rudin and  since  2004 he has been  teaching baroque violoncello, quartet and chamber ensemble at the Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory. In 2000 he became a winner of Premio Bonporti competition (Italy) and Van Wassenaer Concurs (The Netherlands), a Prise winner of Brugge international early music competition (1999); he was also admired as a laureate by “Juventus”(France). Pavel plays widely in Europe and Russia, participating in San Soussi Festival, Festival Van Vlaanderen., “Earlymusic” Festival (St.Petersbourg), Utrext Oude Muziek Festival and others. His repertoire includes virtuoso cello music (chamber and with an orchestra), pieces for viola da gamba, quartets and pianoforte chamber music. He performed with Simon Standage, Wieland Kuijken, Alexey Lubimov and others; under direction of Reinhard Goebel, Paul Goodwin, Anthony Halstead and others. In 1997 he founded A La Russe ensemble with piano-forte player Olga Martynova. This served as a basement for Pratum Integrum Orchestra that Pavel has been leading since 2003. Pratum Integrum is the only Russian orchestra on historical instruments. Since 2008 Pavel  started conducting carier. His discography includes ca.30 CDs, including solo recordings.

Sergei Filtchenko (baroque violin)  was born in St. Petersburg in a family of musicians. Later studied viola at the St. Petersburg College of Music and at the St. Petersburg Conservatory. He played in various orchestras such as the St. Petersburg Opera and with chamber groups and has even performed folk-rock music in the well-known in Russia group Epos. In 1990 he joined Musica Petropolitana both as a violinist and a viola-player and studied baroque violin with Marie Leonhard. S. Filtchenko won the First Prize at the Van Wassenaer Concours in Amsterdam and was awarded Honorary Diplomas at the international violin competitions in Brugge (1996) and Amsterdam (1997). In 1995 he won the special Prize “for the best interpretation” at the Locatelli Violin Competition in Amsterdam. In the meantime he is the 1st violin concertmaster of the Pratum Integrum Orchestra (Moscow), performs in Russia and abroad and participates in many CD and radio recordings. He has also lead master-classes in England, Germany and the USA."

Olga Martynova is a leading Russian harpsichordist, a soloist with the Pratum Integrum Orchestra (since 2003) and one of the founders of the Russian harpsichord school Martynova’s career as a performer began soon after graduation from the Ecole Nationale de Musique de Bobigny and the Moscow Conservatoire where the world famous pianist Alexei Lyubimov was among her teachers. In duets with Pavel Serbin she has won prizes at the Van Wassenaer and Premio Bonporti competitions and given numerous concerts in Europe. (including Oude Muziek in Utrecht, Musica Antiqua in Bruges and Tage alter Musik in Regensburg. Sharing their passionate enthusiasm for the repertoire of newly rediscovered compositions, she has played works by Platti, Schobert, Wölfl, Fodor, Bortnyansky and Hassler, often performing them for the first time in Russia. She has recorded six albums on the Russian-Dutch label Caro Mitis, winning the Prelude Classical Music Award for Bach’s English Suites and a 5-star recommendation in the Italian magazine Musica for Johann Christian Bach’s Clavier Sonatas; the latter album was also voted CD of the Month by the German magazine Toccata. She teaches in two of the finest music schools in Russia, the Gnesin School of Music and the Moscow Conservatoire. In 2010 three of her pupils, Maria Uspenskaya, Alexandra Nepomnyashchaya and Olga Pashchenko became laureates of Bach competition in Leipzig, Volkonsky Competition in Moscow,  and Musica Antiqua Competition in Bruges.


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