"The Foundation for the Revival of Early Music is the principal promoter of pre-19th century music in the Russian Federation. The Foundation’s flagship project is the International EARLYMUSIC Festival, founded in 1998, and which takes place every September in St Petersburg, Moscow, Nizhny Novgorod and other cities of Russian Federation. Festival concerts present the musical legacy of the Middle-Ages, Renaissance, Baroque and Classical eras. The Foundation stages early music throughout the year, and has over the past eight years presented to Russian audiences most leading European orchestras, ensembles, and soloists in the field of early music.
In 2001, the Foundation created the Catherine the Great Orchestra, Russia’s first professional baroque orchestra, which tours regularly in Russia and abroad. We promote the development and professional training of young musicians in authentic performance through regular master-classes and lectures in collaboration with the Moscow and St Petersburg State Conservatoires.
The Foundation carries out extensive research in Russian archives with the aim of bringing to light and restoring to its legitimate place Russia’s 18th century musical legacy. Our publishing programmes include facsimile editions of music from these archives, as well as translations of key European musical treatises. In 2003, the Foundation was co-producer with the Utrecht Oude Muziek Festival of a fully staged production of Giovanni Paisiello’s classical opera ‘I Filosofi Immaginari’, composed for Catherine the Great in 1776. The opera was performed in Utrecht and at the Hermitage Theatre as part of the official 300th anniversary celebrations of St Petersburg.
Since 2006 the Foundation is a member of the European Early Music Network REMA (Réseau Européen de Musique Ancienne), which brings together the representatives of the most important early music festivals and centers in Europe. ... " Visit website for more information. (ed.)
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