Polina Osetinskaya.
“BAROQUE music in the art house cinema”

On November 20, in Riga, at the Great Guild hall, one of the most outstanding pianists of the 21st century, Polina Osetinskaya, came out with the long-awaited concert "Baroque music in the art house cinema". Masterpieces of Bach, Handel, Purcell, and Rameau from the landmark films of cult directors could be heard in Polina's exemplary performance.

Her performances were fascinating. Always stylish and perfect, she impressed not only with her inspired playing and virtuoso technique but also with her magnificent appearance. In her interpretation, even the most famous and often performed piano masterpieces acquired new sound and semantic shades. Divine talent, impeccable sense of proportion and dignity, inherent in this pianist, guaranteed her the love of audiophiles all over the world.

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“Her tone was deep and rich, her articulation faultless and her feeling for the pulse of the music she played was as natural as breathing – that’s something that cannot be taught” – from a review of the edition “Klassisk Musikk”. "The jewellery skill" - this is how music critics evaluated Polina Osetinskaya's performance. Great success came to her in her childhood. Being a child prodigy, she gave her first solo concert at the Vilnius Conservatory at the age of six, and a few years later, she performed for the first time in Riga. Easily and passionately, the pianist gained
people’s love and international fame, getting rid of the label of a child prodigy and becoming one of the brightest pianists of our time.

Today Polina Osetinskaya is a welcome guest of all the leading concert halls in the world. Outstanding conductors invited her; she was enthusiastically accepted at famous festivals in Europe and the USA. Therefore, in July 2019, she made her successful debut at the famous
Salzburg Festival.

In her concert programs, as well as in her appearance, there was nothing accidental. The next proof was a big solo concert "Baroque music
in the art house cinema". Polina Osetinskaya performed musical masterpieces by European classics of baroque music, whose works became
an important part of the cult movies of the best directors of the 20th century. Andrei Tarkovsky, Francis Ford Coppola, Lars von Trier, Ingmar Bergman, and Peter Greenaway used this music in their famous motion pictures - Solaris, The Godfather, Breaking the Waves, Autumn Sonata,
and Draughtsman’s Contract. Great music became one of the most important means of dramaturgy and ceased to be taken as just
a background by moviegoers.

Non-standard musical thinking, genuine charm, impeccability in details - this is what distinguished the art of Polina Osetinskaya.

2 hours incl. break


Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 —1759)

1. Italienisches Konzert in F-Dur, BWV 971
I. Allegro
II. Andante
III. Presto
(“The Talented Mr. Ripley". 1999, Anthony Minghella)
2. Little Organ Book (Orgelbüchlein), BWV 599-644 (1712 —1717)
Chorale Prelude in f-moll “Ich ruf zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ" BWV 639.
Weimar, 1713 (Solaris". 1972, Andrey Tarkovsky)
3. Toccata № 5 in e-moll, BWV 914 [1705—1714]
(“Fingers”, 1978; James Toback)
4. Flute Sonata № 2 in Es-dur BWV 1031
II. Siciliano
(“Breaking the Waves”. 1966,
Lars von Trier)
5. Passacaglia and Fugue in c-moll, BWV 582 [1706—1713]
(“The Godfather”. 1972, Francis Ford Coppola)


George Frideric Handel (1685 —1759)

1. Suite № 4 d-moll. II vol, HWV 437 [1703—1706]
III. Sarabande
(“Barry Lyndon”. 1975, Stanley Kubrick)
2. Chaconne № 2 G-dur. II vol. HWV 435 (1705)
( “Autumn Sonata ”. 1978, Ingmar Bergman)

Henry Purcell (1659 —1695)

3. Ground in c-moll, ZD 221
(“The Draughtsman's Contract”. 1982, Peter Greenaway)

Jean-Philippe Rameau (1683 —1764)

4. Pieces. Clavecin Suite № 2 e-moll RCT II (1724)
5. “Le rappel des oiseaux” (4 Days in France, 2016, Jérôme Reybaud)
9. “Tambourin” (The Handmaiden. 2016, Chan-wook Park)
10. “La villageoise”

5. Pieces. Clavecin Suite № 3 d-moll RCT III (1724)
1. “Les tendres plaintes”
2. “Les Niais de Sologne
3. “Les Soupirs”
4. “La Joyeuse”
6. “L'Entretien des Muses”
8. “Les Cyclopes” (“Casanova”. 2015, Jean-Pierre Jeunet.)

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Nr. 2 in a-Moll: Allegretto
Nr. 3 in G-Dur: Andante
Nr. 4 in e-Moll: Moderato
Nr. 5 in D-Dur: Allegro vivace
Nr. 6 in b-Moll: Allegretto
Nr. 7 in A-Dur: Andante
Nr. 8 in fis-Moll: Allegretto
Nr. 9 in E-Dur: Presto