'Russian Exotics'
Livestream Concert

"Anton Baranov is a real musician, one of those rare guitarists who are able to have their attendees almost forget the instrument they play, managing to have them focus on the expressivity of the music and only this.”
- Roland Dyens

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June 27th, 7pm AEST
"Choose your price" from AUD$22

“What a treat to listen in the comfort of home. Being able to be so close to see the artists fingers at their lightning speed producing such wonderful sound was a delight. The absence of a coughing audience (often at special moments) is welcome... A unique experience and we look forward to enjoying music in this way again."
Janice
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'Russian Exotics'
Livestream Concert

"Anton Baranov is a real musician, one of those rare guitarists who are able to have their attendees almost forget the instrument they play, managing to have them focus on the expressivity of the music and only this.”
- Roland Dyens

June 27th, 7pm AEST
"Choose your price" from AUD$22

“What a treat to listen in the comfort of home. Being able to be so close to see the artists fingers at their lightning speed producing such wonderful sound was a delight. The absence of a coughing audience (often at special moments) is welcome... A unique experience and we look forward to enjoying music in this way again."
Janice
MGF livestream viewer

About this concert:

Russian guitarist Anton Baranov has performed in the most prestigious concerts halls across the world, including Carnegie Hall in New York, Palau de Musica in Valencia, Mariinsky Concert Hall in St. Petersburg and Centenario Hall in Beijing.

As winner of the 2013 Guitar Foundation of America Competition and more than 20 other prestigious contests around the globe, Anton has established himself as one of the leading guitarists of today.

‘Russian Exotics’ explores the music of Anton’s native country, with hidden gems of the guitar repertoire. This program will take you on a journey through the best traditions of Russian classical music with Smirnov’s “St Petersburg Etching” exploring the familiar styles of Tchaikovsky, Liadov and Rimsky Korsakov.

The harmonic language of Stravinsky is familiar and heard in the selected Preludes and Fugues by Nikita Koshkin, one of Russia’s most influential living composer’s for classical guitar.

Exploring music originally written for the Russian 7 string guitar are works by Aleksandrov and Orekhov. The charm of salon music from the last decade of the 19th century is perfectly presented in two pieces by Nikolay Aleksandrov, and provide a great contrast to the Gypsy inspired music of the late Soviet Era composer Sergey Orekhov.

A unique musical perspective is given by Bortniansky who trained in Italy in the late 18th century. He exhibits Western influences of late baroque and early classical music combined with styles from his native Russia.

This is truly an explorative and colourful program, and although you may not be familiar with these hidden gems, you will instantly recognize and fall in love with the style and manner of these beautiful works, which have become crowd favourites in Anton’s performances across the world.

Program

Y. Smirnov (b. 1935) – Saint-Petersburg Etchings

N. Koshkin (b. 1956) – Selected preludes & fuges 

D. Bortniansky (1751 - 1825)– Adagio and Rondo from piano sonata N 2

S. Rudnev (b. 1955)– Two pieces: Russian song, Waltz-fantasy

N. Aleksandrov (1818 – 1884) – Melody & Scherzo

S. Orekhov (1935 - 1998) – Troika

'Russian Exotics'
Livestream Concert

"Anton Baranov is a real musician, one of those rare guitarists who are able to have their attendees almost forget the instrument they play, managing to have them focus on the expressivity of the music and only this.”
- Roland Dyens

June 27th, 7pm AEST
"Choose your price" from AUD$22

“What a treat to listen in the comfort of home. Being able to be so close to see the artists fingers at their lightning speed producing such wonderful sound was a delight. The absence of a coughing audience (often at special moments) is welcome... A unique experience and we look forward to enjoying music in this way again."
Janice
MGF livestream viewer

'Russian Exotics'
Livestream Concert

"Anton Baranov is a real musician, one of those rare guitarists who are able to have their attendees almost forget the instrument they play, managing to have them focus on the expressivity of the music and only this.”
- Roland Dyens

June 27th, 7pm AEST
"Choose your price" from AUD$22

“What a treat to listen in the comfort of home. Being able to be so close to see the artists fingers at their lightning speed producing such wonderful sound was a delight. The absence of a coughing audience (often at special moments) is welcome... A unique experience and we look forward to enjoying music in this way again."
Janice
MGF livestream viewer