The Northern Flowers are starting an impressive effort to perform and record compositions of great Alexander Glasunow. Jointly with the Alexander Glasunow Foundation based in Munich and administered by Nicholas Woronzoff, we are preparing for performance and recording all the songs of the composer, his works for organ, piano music, and quartets in 2003–2004. At the Sheremetev Palace, within the framework of a new standing exhibition dedicated to Glasunow, we intend to produce several concerts featuring prominent musicians of St. Petersburg.

On May 20, 2004 we will celebrate the 200th anniversary of Mikhail Glinka. This will be the day of a musical marathon produced by the Northern Flowers at the Glinka Philharmonic Hall and dedicated to the composer. From early in the morning and till the night, Glinka’s music will be played. For the first time in the history of Russian music, all the 79 songs by that composer will be performed, as well as most of his chamber works, and his piano pieces. Within the framework of the marathon, a new compact disc of the Northern Flowers with songs by Glinka will be presented (Victoria Evtodieva, soprano, Lyudmila Shkirtil, mezzo-soprano, Piotr Migunov, bass, bass, Yury Serov, piano).

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