Music Videos

“ADVENTURES OF NILS” BALLET by Nataliya Medvedovskaya. World Premiere of “Akka’s Story of Her Life” from Scene II. Performed by COSMIC Orchestra (Chamber Orchestra of Southern Maryland In Concert), Vladimir Lande, Conductor, on May 18, 2014, in La Plata, Maryland. Copyright Nataliya Medvedovskaya © 2014.

The story of the ballet is based on a well-known charming tale written by Selma Lagerlioff , the very first woman in the history who won Nobel Prize in literature.

 

“ADVENTURES OF NILS” BALLET by Nataliya Medvedovskaya. World Premiere of “Little Squirrel’s Story” from Scene II. Performed by Chamber Orchestra of Southern Maryland In Concert (COSMIC Orchestra), Vladimir Lande, Conductor, on May 18, 2014, at La Plata, Maryland. Copyright Nataliya Medvedovskaya © 2014.

The story of the ballet is based on a well-known charming tale written by Selma Lagerlioff , the very first woman in the history who won Nobel Prize in literature.

 

“ADVENTURES OF NILS” BALLET, Scene I- a transcription for solo piano made by the composer. Performed by the composer at the piano, and Felicity Graham, narrator. World Premiere at Bargemusic, Brooklyn, New York, August 4, 2011.

 

“FIRST SNOW” for Oboe, Bassoon, Violin and Piano (2007) by Nataliya Medvedovskaya. New York Premiere. Performed by the composer on piano; Gregory Weissman, oboe; Leonard Hindell, bassoon; and Stanichka Dimitrova, violin; at the New York Composers Circle Concert at St. Mark’s Church in the Bowery, New York, NY, on February 5, 2012.

 

STRING QUARTET No. 1 called “August-91” by Nataliya Medvedovskaya. Performed by PUBLIQuartet at Bargemusic, September 20, 2012. Curtis Stewart, violin; Jannina Norpoth, violin (visiting); Nick Revel, viola; and Amanda Gookin, cello; as part of New York Composers Circle concert and Bargemusic’s “Here and Now” series.

Nataliya composed her String Quartet No. 1 in 1991 when she was only 18 years of age. It was broadcast on WQXR and premiered around the world by the legendary St. Petersburg Quartet to stellar reviews at Washington Post, LA Times, and Charleston Daily Mail, to name just a few. Richard S. Ginell of the Los Angeles Times (April 16 2003) called it “…an amazingly mature Quartet No. 1 [for an 18 year-old composer]… Only eight minutes long, the piece has a tight, arching structure, good ideas that are bounced around the instruments and a restless, dramatic temperament audibly handed down from Shostakovich.”

 

“WINTER BALLADE” for cello and piano (2015) by Nataliya Medvedovskaya. Performed by Marcel Krasner, cello, and the composer at the piano. This is the World Premiere of the piece performed March 13, 2015 in the New York Composers Circle’s (NYCC) concert at the DiMenna Center for Classical Music.

 

FANTASY for viola and piano by Nataliya Medvedovskaya. Performed by Chieh-Fan Yiu (viola) and the composer (piano).
Live from St.Peter’s Church, New York, April, 2010.

 

“COLOR DREAMS” Suite for Solo Piano (2012) by Nataliya Medvedovskaya consists of three movements: “Music Box”, “Aphrodite’s Dance”, and “Gossiping Girls”. This world premiere of the suite was performed by the composer at Bargemusic, Brooklyn, NY, on September 20, 2012, as part of Bargemusic’s “Here and Now” series.

Our somnolent journey of colorful dreams begins with the hypnotic, jewel like “Music Box” followed by the soft, gracious, lilting and enchanting movement of “Afrodite’s Dance”, which may well be one of the most beautiful piano pieces ever written. As the dreamer moves into the fast stage of the sleep, we hear naughty and humorous “Gossiping Girls”.

 

“ADVENTURES OF NILS” Suite for Piano 4 hands (1994) by Nataliya Medvedovskaya. Performed by the composer, primo (seated right), and Miriam Brickman, secondo (seated left), with flutist Pamela Sklar and soprano and narrator Felicity Graham. April 20, 2010, at Saint Peter’s Church in Manhattan as part of a concert of Facebook friends curated by composer Douglas Townsend. The suite was later extended and modified into Nataliya’s 2-hour length orchestral ballet based on the same story.

 

“ADVENTURES OF NILS” Suite for Piano 4 hands by Nataliya Medvedovskaya- Part 2. Performed by the composer (primo, seated right), and Miriam Brickman (secondo, seated left), together with Pamela Sklar, flute, and Felicity Graham, soprano and narrator. Part of a concert of Facebook friends curated by composer Douglas Townsend. April 20, 2010, at Saint Peter’s Church in Manhattan.