December Nights and André Malraux Metaphorical Museum Automatic translate
MOSCOW. The Pushkin Museum has opened the next season of December Evenings.
The tradition of “December Evenings” is irreplaceable. And the miracle inherent in their very idea warms the soul no less than the New Year holidays. At the current “Evenings” an interesting topic was proposed - “Traditions, dialogue, metamorphoses”. Their tuning fork was the exposition, which allowed for the first time, albeit partially, to materialize the concept of André Malraux. The French philosopher and writer formulated it in a 1947 essay, The Imaginary Museum. At the exhibition in the Pushkin Museum there are 200 exhibits - paintings, sculptures, masks. As in the imaginary museum of Malraux, here you can trace amazing analogies and intersections between 200 exhibits created in different countries in different centuries. The sections of the exhibition are equally diverse - “The Many Faces of Antiquity”, “On the Way to Modernism”, “From the Ideal to the Real”, “From the Sacred to the Ideal”. A graphic illustration of the Jungian collective unconscious in artistic creation.
It was with a visit to the exhibition, curated by the president of the museum, Irina Antonova and professor of the Sorbonne, François de Saint-Sharon, that the first concert of “December Evenings” began on December 1. The artistic director of the festival, Yuri Bashmet, the chamber ensemble "Moscow Soloists" took part in it. Chinese musician Belle Shu performed the works of her countryman - composer Tan Dong - on the national 4-string piped instrument (琵琶, pípá). Mention of him can be found in documents relating to the III century. In Japan, this type of lute is known as biwa.
The musical component of the evening also corresponded to the main idea of the festival - the dialogue of eras and civilizations. In one program, the works of representatives of the Asian avant-garde were collected - Japanese Toru Takemitsu and Chinese Tan Dong, expressionist Richard Strauss (Richard Strauss), the British John Dowland (John Dowland) and Benjamin Britten (Benjamin Britten). A new round of popularity of works for the baroque lute, written by Dowland in the XVI century, happened in the last century. Britten also showed interest in her, using the processing of Dowland songs in his works.
The concert, held on December 5, is another gift for music lovers. The magical violins of Gidon Kremer and Clara-Jumi Kahn, Italian avant-garde player Luigi Nono, innovator of the musical language Prokofiev, the tragic Weinberg and the ingenious polyphonist Bach.
Elena Tanakova © Gallerix.ru
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