Dimitrij Kitajenko (Dmitry, Dmitri, Dimitri, Kitayenko, Kitaenko)

Dimitri Kitaenko At The Konzerthaus In Berlin

On 21, 22 and 23 April Dimitri Kitaenko will conduct the Konzerthaus Orchestra in Berlin. The program begins with Dmitri Shostakovich's Symphony No 1 which he composed at the age of 19, when he was still a student at the conservatoire of Saint Petersburg. Because of its transparent orchestration and its marvellous esprit the symphony was a big success from the beginning.

The soloist in Sergei Prokofiev's First Violin Concerto is the 46-year-old Italian Russian violinist Sergei Krylov. Maestro Kitaenko has often cooperated with this Stradivarius and Kreisler prize-winner. Prokofiev's Violin concerto op. 19 is a work whose success came only years after its first performance when it was played by Joseph Szigeti. The great Hungarian violinist admired "the mixture of fabulous naïveté and a strong wildness".

Dimitri Kitaenko's concert with the Konzerthaus Orchestra ends with the Rosenkavalier-Suite op. 59 by Richard Strauss.Just like the opera the suite is an homage to the splendour, opulence, elegance and charm of a bygone Golden Age. In this orchestral suite Strauss wanted to present the central figures and the musical highlights of the opera. It's kind of a tone poem with the following program: Introduction (love scene between Oktavian and Marschallin), presentation of the Silver rose (Oktavian and Sophie), Baron Ochs on Lerchenau, trio and final duo, conclusion–everything is a waltz!