The Russians are invading Germany next week

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The Russians are invading Germany next week

Post by MartenFalk » Wed Oct 24, 2018 6:21 am

(Sorry for the subject title - I couldn't resist...)
Next week in western Germany (very close to the Netherlands) I will perform a concert of the unjustly neglected Russian guitar repertoire. The concert will include a modern premiere of the Sonatina from 1798 by Ignaz von Held, a piece that (to my knowledge) hasn't been performed for at least 150 years. The rest of the concert will mainly consist of the romantic repertoire by Sychra, Sarenko, Alexandrov and Vetrov but I will also include some music by the legendary "gypsy style" genius Sergey Orekhov.
The concert is a part of the Gall Guitar Festival and it is located at Kirchenschiff, Nordhorn on Sunday 4th, 19.00
I perform the concert on my c:a 1860 Ivan Krasnoschiokov guitar. I hope to see you there!
Some of the romantic repertoire I will be playing can be heard here (this video has been posted in another thread):

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Re: The Russians are invading Germany next week

Post by AAA » Wed Oct 24, 2018 6:29 am

Lovely!

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Re: The Russians are invading Germany next week

Post by RobMacKillop » Wed Oct 24, 2018 6:42 am

Mårten, you are one of the most interesting and impressive players on the scene these days. Virtuosity at the service of the music, subtle when it needs to be, bravura ditto. You deserve big crowds of adoring fans! I wish you the best of everything.

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Re: The Russians are invading Germany next week

Post by MartenFalk » Wed Oct 24, 2018 7:00 am

RobMacKillop wrote:
Wed Oct 24, 2018 6:42 am
Mårten, you are one of the most interesting and impressive players on the scene these days. Virtuosity at the service of the music, subtle when it needs to be, bravura ditto. You deserve big crowds of adoring fans! I wish you the best of everything.
Thank you Rob, you are much too kind (but you know how to force me back to the practice room; you rise the expectations! :lol: ). Likewise by the way, and I hope to soon welcome you to the seven string guitar club!

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Re: The Russians are invading Germany next week

Post by georgemarousi » Wed Oct 24, 2018 11:17 am

Wow, amazing repertoire and performance, congrats !!!

ps. wish i was there @ live
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Re: The Russians are invading Germany next week

Post by Jason » Wed Oct 24, 2018 11:17 am

Mesmerizing...... :) thankyou!
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Re: The Russians are invading Germany next week

Post by CarbonElitist » Wed Oct 24, 2018 9:41 pm

That title is pure clickbait!!!

But the beautiful performance justifies it.
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Re: The Russians are invading Germany next week

Post by MartenFalk » Thu Oct 25, 2018 8:23 am

CarbonElitist wrote:
Wed Oct 24, 2018 9:41 pm
That title is pure clickbait!!!

But the beautiful performance justifies it.
I pleed guilty :desole:
Thanks! And also thanks to Jason and georgemarousi! :merci:

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Re: The Russians are invading Germany next week

Post by sxedio » Thu Oct 25, 2018 8:45 pm

Music is a meeting point for people whatever we think about politics, and you Marten are a great example of this. Great music and great playing as always.
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Re: The Russians are invading Germany next week

Post by cgratham » Thu Oct 25, 2018 9:20 pm

Hi Marten,
Thanks very much for sharing this info and the video, which I've finally had time to watch/listen to. Bravo! I love it - your playing, the music, and the guitar. I see now another wonderful part of the guitar music that I've heretofore been completely ignorant of. It's gorgeous; I could listen to it all day. Sadly, I'll be nowhere near Germany nor the Netherlands next week so will have to console myself with your wonderful video.
Thanks again, Chris
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Re: The Russians are invading Germany next week

Post by MartenFalk » Fri Oct 26, 2018 6:06 am

sxedio wrote:
Thu Oct 25, 2018 8:45 pm
Music is a meeting point for people whatever we think about politics, and you Marten are a great example of this. Great music and great playing as always.
Well said, thanks! Humans are humans and great art and music is great no matter from which geographical region it might originate. I love this music because it has such high artistic merits, that it happens to be from Russia is secondary. But I might add that since my mid teens I have had a great love for Russian novels, films, music and musicians. I think Dostoevsky, Tolstoy, Chekhov, Tarkovsky, Mussorgsky, Skriabin, Rachmanoniv, Prokofiev, Shostakovich, Richter, Gilels, Oistrakh, Rostropovitj are among the greatest artists ever so I was happy to find out that the guitar actually have a place in this tradition.

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Re: The Russians are invading Germany next week

Post by RobMacKillop » Fri Oct 26, 2018 6:15 am

Mårten, you missed out Pussy Riot!

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Re: The Russians are invading Germany next week

Post by MartenFalk » Fri Oct 26, 2018 6:18 am

cgratham wrote:
Thu Oct 25, 2018 9:20 pm
Hi Marten,
Thanks very much for sharing this info and the video, which I've finally had time to watch/listen to. Bravo! I love it - your playing, the music, and the guitar. I see now another wonderful part of the guitar music that I've heretofore been completely ignorant of. It's gorgeous; I could listen to it all day. Sadly, I'll be nowhere near Germany nor the Netherlands next week so will have to console myself with your wonderful video.
Thanks again, Chris
Thanks Chris, I am happy you like it! And I hope I will be playing close to where you are some other time.
I totally agree that this music is gorgeous, and in fact this repertoire is also gigantic. I have probably over 20 000 pages of music for Russian guitar and I know there are even more out there. I hope that more guitarists will start investigating this hudden treasure.

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Re: The Russians are invading Germany next week

Post by MartenFalk » Fri Oct 26, 2018 6:19 am

RobMacKillop wrote:
Fri Oct 26, 2018 6:15 am
Mårten, you missed out Pussy Riot!
:lol: we are now closer to politics!
You think I should do some transcriptions of their songs?

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Re: The Russians are invading Germany next week

Post by RobMacKillop » Fri Oct 26, 2018 6:20 am

Haha. I'd offer to tour with them.

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