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Concerts from the Library of Congress: Pick of the Week

Each week, the Library of Congress Music Division features free video performances, lectures, and conversations to keep you company.

Introduction

This Pick of the Week features the 2021 virtual performance of accordionist Ksenija Sidorova.  A global ambassador for the instrument and its place in classical music, she delights audiences in the world’s major concert halls, performs with orchestras like the Tonhalle Orchester-Zurich and the NHK Symphony, and partners with exciting artists from Avi Avital to Sting. Highlights in this wide-ranging hour are three scintillating tangos from her new Piazzolla recording, an homage to the composer’s centenary, which earned the coveted Editor’s Choice award from Gramophone magazine.

Pick of the Week - June 25, 2021

Ksenija Sidorova, accordion (performance date: June 17, 2021)

Program

J.S. BACH
Chorale Prelude on “Ich ruf’ zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ,” BWV 639

MOZART
Andante in F major, K. 616

SERGEY VOYTENKO
Revelation

ASTOR PIAZZOLLA
Chau Paris; S’il vous plait; Tanti Anni Prima

FRANCK ANGELIS
Fantasia on Chiquilín de Bachín

ALFRED SCHNITTKE
Revis Fairy Tale, excerpts from Gogol Suite, arr. Yuri Shishkin
Chichikov’s Childhood
Officials
Waltz
Polka

 

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Conversation with the Artist (event date: June 17, 2021)

Join us for a conversation with Ksenija Sidorova about her breathtaking concert, the cultural significance of music in her native Latvia, and her role as a global ambassador for the classical accordion. Works by J.S. Bach and Mozart open a brilliant recital highlighting Alfred Schnittke's Revis Fairy Tale, in excerpts from his Gogol Suite, transcribed by Yuri Shishkin. Three tangos by Astor Piazzolla mark the composer's 2021 centenary, paired with a new work acknowledging his legacy: a fantasia by Franck Angelis on Piazzolla's "Chiliquín de Bachín."