The concert program that Dmitrij Kitajenko is conducting in Zagreb’s Lisinski Hall on November 22 and 23, starts with Wagner’s overture for his opera Rienzi. Then, the Zagreb Philharmonic plays Francis Poulenc’s Concerto for organ, timpani and strings. It was commissioned by Princess de Polignac in 1934.
Speaking of an “exemplarily coherent interpretation and a superlative playing of the Gürzenich Orchestra”, Italy’s foremost music magazine Musica has published a 5 star review of Dmitrij Kitajenko’s recording of the Second Sibelius Symphony (Oehms Classics).
The Qatar Philharmonic’s anniversary concert, that Dmitrij Kitajenko was supposed to conduct on October 30 in Doha, has been postponed. Here is the press release from the organizer:
On November 11, 12 and 13, Dmitrij Kitajenko conducts a highly contrasted Russian program at the Philharmonie in Cologne. The Gürzenich Orchestra plays firstly Piotr Tchaikovsky’s Serenade for Strings Op. 48. Pizzicato wrote about Kitajenko’s recent recording of this composition: “From the first bars of Tchaikovsky’s Serenade we hear a…
Dimitrij Kitajenko is scheduled to conduct a very special concert with the Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra on October 30 at the Auditorium 3 of the Qatar National Convention Center in Doha. This concert features classical music from Russia and Germany as well as Arabian symphonic music.
Dmitrij Kitajenko conducted Gustav Mahler’s Eight Symphony two times in Zagreb, on September 27 and 29.
Felix Mendelssohn’s Italian Symphony, the fourth, his Violin Concerto op. 64 and Tchaikovsky’s Capriccio Italien have in common a vibrant, bright music with lots of colors and plenty of elegance. Dmitrij Kitajenko is scheduled to conduct the three works in a concert with the Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra on October 20…
On September 27 and 29, Dmitrij Kitajenko will conduct Gustav Mahler’s Eighth Symphony, the so-called Symphony of a Thousand with the Zagreb Philharmonic at the Lisinski Hall of the Croatian capital.
The Oehms Classics CD with Glazunov’s The Seasons and Tchaikovsky’s Serenade for Strings received the Supersonic Award from the Internet magazine Pizzicato.
French Internet-music magazine ResMusica has published a very positive review of the Oehms CD with the Second Symphony by Jean Sibelius as well as smaller works by Edward Grieg.