Musical chamber in the evening

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The Historical Museum of Perushtitsa invites you to a musical chamber in the evening with flute, violin and double bass and Irena Hristoskova, Simona Vekova and Marko Hristoskov. The concert will take place on February 28, 2019 at 6 pm in Danovo School in Perushtitsa.

Chamber music by Bach-Gounod, Telemann, Haydn and Edgar Meyer

The concert is designed in the tradition of chamber music, which originated in Europe in the Middle Ages. Church music accompanying Masses and services, as well as secular music, performed in large halls could not meet the growing needs of music connoisseurs. Works for smaller ensembles began to be performed in the homes of wealthy people. More and more composers wrote music for the so-called chamber orchestras, for various combinations of instruments and singers. Chamber music has become a genre, and listening to and performing it has gradually left its home and gained wide popularity.

Bach is perhaps the most famous pre-classical composer, who created enormous volume and greatness in all genres of his time and for all known instruments, adding a lot of music to the newly created tempered (as it is today) piano. One of the most famous and fundamental works of JS Bach is the cycle "Well Tempered Piano". The musicians have been playing the preludes and fugues from it since their childhood and then all their lives.

"Rejoice, Maria!" is the greeting of the Archangel Gabriel to the Virgin Mary at the time of the Annunciation. In the Catholic tradition the words are - Ave Maria, in the Orthodox «Virgin Mary, rejoice! ». This prayer is one of the most famous in Christendom. Perfect melodies are few in the world.

They are so wonderful that they are familiar to practically everyone. It is amazing when such melodies are composed by different people, as is the case. The prelude "Rejoice, Mary!" is at first glance a surprisingly simple melody. About 150 years later, the French composer Charles Gounod simply imposed his melody on Bach's musical fabric. Music has lived its life and is one of the most frequently recorded and performed in the world.

Georg Philipp Telemann, 1681 - 1767 was a German Baroque composer, a native of Magdeburg. A self-taught musician, he studied law at the University of Leipzig. Often described as the most prolific composer in history, a contemporary of Johann Sebastian Bach, Antonio Vivaldi and Georg Friedrich Handel, with whom he had a close friendship. He used the anagram nickname Melante. While Bach is now considered a greater composer, Telemann is the much more famous of the two in his lifetime.

He traveled a lot and absorbed various musical styles, which he intertwined in his own compositions. He is known for concerts for unusual combinations of musical instruments such as many violas, trumpets, wallpaper or harpsichords and a huge amount of chamber music.

Franz Josef Haydn - Austrian composer of German origin, born (not jokingly) on April 1, 1732. Musical luminaries call him the father of the symphony and string quartet - two of the basic characteristics of the so-called. classical Viennese school. The gifted boy sang for 9 years in the choir of St. Stephen, the grand Viennese cathedral. But after his voice mutated, the young man remained to play as a street musician for the next 10 years and to depend on rare and hard-won commitments. His luck came when he met Count Esterhazy. The count is a descendant of one of the most influential Austro-Hungarian clans, which maintains a choir, orchestra and theater. Count Esterhazy hired Haydn as bandmaster, and the composer remained a court musician for 30 years at the manor in Eisenstadt, near Vienna, under the patronage of the next of his kind, Nicolas Esterhazy. He is treated no better than his servants, but he has shelter, work, and the freedom to create. Fruitful and recognized throughout life, loved and respected at a high level. After his death at the age of 77, he was buried in the Viennese cemetery, and then his remains were moved to the estate of Esterhazy in Eisenstadt. It turns out, however, that the composer's skull ... is missing. He was stolen by his admirers and handed over years later to the Vienna Music Society. It was not until 1954 that the descendants of Esterhazy collected the skull and bones in one place - in a marble tomb in the Berg Church. Thus, 145 years after the composer's death, his spirit finally finds peace in his grave. Haydn himself was a very positive and cheerful man with a sense of humor during his lifetime. This is why some joke that if he had known what would happen to him, he would probably have written a comic opera about his own death, even though he was a devout Catholic.