mathetes1963 wrote:Since by Vangelis' own admission he doesn't read/write music, I wonder how the "composing" was actually accomplished.moviemaker wrote:Two brand-new Vangelis compositions to premiere on Moscow cello festival
Some great news here today. Reliable sources confirm that two brand-new Vangelis compositions are soon to see their world premiere performances at Moscow's prestigious Vivacello festival.
The festival's opening concert will start with a piece called "Elegy", written by Vangelis for cello and orchestra. It will be performed on September 27 by Boris Andrianov on cello. The Concert is performed in memory of legendary cellist Mstislav Rostropovich.
The festival's closing concert will open with a piece called "Dialogue", written by Vangelis for cello, violin and orchestra. The name seems to refer to the conversation between the two lead instruments. It will be performed on October 3 by Boris Andrianov on cello and Julian Rachlin on violin, accompanied by an orchestra.
To avoid any confusion: Vangelis will not be performing himself; these are classical artists interpreting his compositions.
Here are some useful links, related to this topic. Some of these pages are written in Russian. (Consider translating using translate.google.com or Google's "Chrome" browser...)
The official web site for the Vivacello festival: www.vivacello.org/en/
The festival program on the Vivacello site: vivacello.org/en/program
Official site for the concert hall (order tickets here): meloman.ru
The concert hall's page for the opening concert: meloman.ru/?id=4979&full=Y
The concert hall's page for the closing concert: meloman.ru/?id=4983&full=Y
It actually states in one of the articles I read that he played the music himself and a woman transcribed the notes for the orchestra to play it since indeed he does not read or write music.