Vladimir Mendelssohn

Vladimir Mendelssohn was born into a musical family in Romania and studied viola and composition in Bucharest. He is very much in demand as a player of chamber music and regularly performs at numerous music festivals with the world's top musicians. He has also given solo concerts and made many recordings for different record labels. Mendelssohn is a prolific composer, having written works for solo instruments, mixed choir and symphony and chamber orchestra. He has also written music for the ballet, stage and screen. At present he is professor of chamber music at the Paris Conservatoire and also teaches in The Hague, Essen and Bologna. He gives masterclasses around the world. Since the early 1980s he has regularly appeared at the Kuhmo Chamber Music Festival and has been its Artistic Director since autumn 2005.

Programme

Kuhmo Arts Centre/Cafeteria Juttua 18.30

Heart of the day - Vladimir Mendelssohn talks about the programme for the whole festival and how it came about.

Sun
9.7.

1. Kuhmo Arts Centre 19.45

Georg Hamilton Green (1893—1970):

Charleston Capers (arr. for solo xylophone and string quartet by Bob Becker)

Sun
9.7.

7. Kuhmo Church 11.00

Claude Debussy (1862—1918):

Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune (1891-94; arr. A. Schönberg)

Tue
11.7.

8. Kontio School 14.15

Antonio Vivaldi (1678—1741):

Concerto in G minor RV 439 for flute, strings and continuo "La Notte"

Tue
11.7.

10. Kontio School 18.15

Osvaldo Golijov (1960):

Lullaby and Doina for flute, clarinet, violin, viola, cello and double bass (2001)

Tue
11.7.

21. Kuhmo Arts Centre 21.15

Franz Lehár (1870—1948):

Ballsirenen Walzes from The Merry Widow for salon orchestra

Thu
13.7.

23. Kontio School 14.15

Silvia Colasanti (1975):

To Muddy Death - Ophelia for flute, clarinet, violin, cello and piano

Fri
14.7.

24. Kuhmo Arts Centre 16.15

Gioacchino Rossini (1792—1868):

Serenata in E flat (1823)

Fri
14.7.

41. Kuhmo Arts Centre 11.00

Antonio Vivaldi (1678—1741):

Flute Concerto in F, RV 433 "La tempesta di mare" (1729)

Tue
18.7.

43. Kuhmo Arts Centre 16.15

Franz Schubert (1797—1828):

Der Doppelgänger, D. 957/13 from Schwanengesang (1828)

Tue
18.7.

44. Kuhmo Arts Centre 18.15

Manuel de Falla (1876—1946):

Danza Ritual del Fuego (Ritual Fire Dance) from El Amor brujo

Tue
18.7.

50. Kuhmo Arts Centre 18.15

Gabriel Fauré (1845—1924):

Requiem, Op. 48 (1887-1890)

Wed
19.7.

54. Kuhmo Arts Centre 18.15

Bohuslav Martinů (1890—1959):

Fantasy for Theremin, oboe, piano and string quartet (1944)

Thu
20.7.

57. Lentiira Church 14.15

Johann Strauss II (1825—1899):

Wo die Citronen blüh'n, Op. 364 (1874, arr. Vladimir Mendelssohn)

Fri
21.7.

Enesco Quartet

6. Petola Visitor Centre 21.15

George Enescu (1881—1955):

Romanian Rhapsody in A, Op. 11/1 for string quartet

Mon
10.7.

66. Vuokatinhovi Restaurant 18.00

Leoš Janáček (1854—1928):

String Quartet No. 2, JW VII/13 "Intimate Letters" (1928)

Wed
12.7.

16. Kuhmo Arts Centre 20.15

Alfred Schnittke (1934—1998):

Piano Quintet (1972-76)

Wed
12.7.

20. Kuhmo Arts Centre 18.15

Leoš Janáček (1854—1928):

String Quartet No. 2, JW VII/13 "Intimate Letters" (1928)

Thu
13.7.

32. Kontio School 14.00

Terry Riley (1935):

Half-Wolf Dances Mad in Moonlight from Anthem of the Great Spirit for string quartet

Sun
16.7.

55. Kuhmo Arts Centre 21.00

Osvaldo Golijov (1960):

Last Round for string nonet (1996)

Thu
20.7.