Saturday, March 18th, 2017 at 7:00 pm at St. Mary Mother of God Catholic Church / Washington, DC 20001
Sunday, March 19th 2017 at 2:00 pm at Old Zion Lutheran Church / Philadelphia, PA 19130
Sunday, March 26th 2017 at 3:00 pm at Christ and Saint Stephen's Church /New York, N.Y. 10023
Celebrating the 90th birthday of
MSTISLAV ROSTROPOVICH (1927 - 2007)
DEDICATED TO SLAVA
Outstanding works written for the legendary cellist performed with comments by his noted student, prizewinner of the Tchaikovsky Competition and recipient of the Avery Fisher Career Grant,
YOSIF FEIGELSON www.yfeigelson.com
Music by Sergey Prokofiev, Benjamin Britten, Aram Khachaturian,Boris Tchaikovsky & Mieczyslaw Weinberg.
REVIEW by Richard Pleak, a free-lance writer, NYC. Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine, and a member of the Shostakovich and the Weinberg societies.
On the eve of Mstislav Rostropovich’s 90th birthday, eminent cellist Yosif Feigelson paid tribute to his teacher with a solo cello concert in NYC of works written for Slava. Feigelson introduced each of the works with remarks about Rostropovich, the composer, and the music, amusingly delivered through a megaphone, as the venue’s public address system was out of order. For this concert, Feigelson started with Prokofiev’s Andante from his unfinished sonata, op. 133, 1952. Britten’s very inventive Suite for Cello No. 1, op 72 (1965) was next. Weinberg’s solo cello works were given their US premieres and world premiere recordings by Feigelson, using the original manuscripts sent to him by Weinberg’s family. His performance today of Weinberg Sonata No. 3 was a treasure. Concluding the concert was an amazing Khachaturian’s Sonata-Fantasy for Cello, 1974. Throughout this tribute-concert, Feigelson’s playing and interpretations were superb.
Friday, May 20th, 2016 at 8:00 pm Christ and Saint Stephen's Church at 120 W 69th St, New York, NY 10023
IMPRESSIONISM IN MUSIC AND SONG
FAURE, DEBUSSY, RAVEL, GRIFFES
MISCHA BOUVIER, baritone IRINA NUZOVA, piano YOSIF FEIGELSON, cello
Histoires naturelles and Don Quixote et Dulcinee by Maurice Ravel
Sonata for Cello and Piano by Claude Debussy
Trois morceaux by Lili Boulanger
Five Poems from Japanese and Chinese poetry by Charles Griffes