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as never before Music & Vision 27.11.2003
by Howard Smith
Readers' Digest November-December 1999 by Marina Blaganravova
MOZART FOR MOSCOW COURTYARDS
Two young foreign musicians didn't imagine how much bravery their love of music would demand.....
Review of Ensemble XXI Moscow’s performance of the Nordic Premiere of Haydn’s Opera “Orfeo and Euridice” in Ilomantsi, Finland
Helsingin Sanomat (the main Finnish National Daily newspaper with the biggest circulation of any paper in Scandinavia and Nordic Europe) 15.07.1996
DAZZLING COLORATURA WITH RUSSIAN EMOTION
Haydn’s unknown opera proves itself a surprising masterpiece
Although there are many beautiful wooden Churches in Finland, the
IIomantsi Church one of the most beautiful. It is like a fairy tale.
It created the perfect atmosphere the Opera, Orpheus and Euridice.
With this music the Church celebrated its 200th
Izvestia Internationalism in action. Performance of Ensemble XXI Moscow just before their tour to England.
MAD MUSICIANS by Vera Kolosova
At the end of our conversation I didn’t ask "where is your home" because the answer was obvious. The daughter of an Irish Diplomat, she has traveled to many countries because of her father’s career. She does not believe in borders between countries but rather in an independence of spirit. No, she does not stress this. She simply lives like this. For her this is the only way to exist. Confident that the 21st century will bring a time when musicians will be able to play together without barriers, she named her orchestra ENSEMBLE XXI. She is a person of the future. I for one hope that such people are responsible for the future.
Still a lot of people consider
Lygia O’Riordan’s ideas to be quite mad. A conductor who could
have worked in the West, a musician with a European cultural
background has come to Moscow to found an international chamber