Gravity's First Concerto for Piano and Orchestra in E Dur

The concert is written in three parts: Allegro maestoso, Romance: Larghetto, Rondo: Vivace

The first part is the largest, and three pictures of the cycle are devoted to it. In the paintings, the composition develops diagonally - from the lower left corner to the upper right corner (part A), from the upper left corner to the lower right (part B) and again from the lower left corner to the upper right one (part C). The melody is presented in the form of the crown of a fantastic tree with clearly visible rows of "inflorescences". Long rows (for example, in part A there are eight of them) correspond to the author's conditional division of musical piece into several musical parts. "Inflorescences" represent short musical phrases within a row.

The general background of the three paintings is dark and light blue. This is the color of the transparent, solemn, graceful melody of the first part of the concert. In the first painting, the composition begins with a symbolic tree trunk with several parallel thick branches. They reflect the grand fanfare of the concert's introduction. This element is repeated in pictures, as it is repeated in music. The tone of the "inflorescences" changes - from pale blue, pale violet and green to deep yellow and red - along with the development of the melody from soft and lyrical meditations to pathetic musical phrases filled with will and power.White graphic patterns inside the "inflorescences" symbolize the musical profile of individual musical phrases of the concert. They are from time to time repeated, reflecting the development of the melody of the concert.

The light blue, green and purple tones of the painting, which is created on the theme of the second part of the concert, correspond to the calm serene mood of Romance: Larghetto. A romantic melody reminds of the beauty of nature and its perfection. The composition of this painting is a ball - a perfect natural form. What is it - a drop of rain on a leaf of a tree, which reflects the colors of the surrounding world? Or is it the whole globe basking in the sun's rays? The musical story of the picture begins on the left side of the ball, where a green stalk like a kind of umbilical cord grows from the ball. The store ends at the bottom, where a golden thread leads to the finale. The story is divided into eight pieces - eight segments of a ball. The smooth horizontal pattern of individual elements emphasizes the calm, romantic character of the music. In several places, horizontal lines intersect vertical lines, recalling the beautiful scale passages of the second part of the concert. The profile of the horizontal graphic elements corresponds to the musical phrases of the work, its two main musical themes, the development of which ends with an emotional finale.

The final part of the concert was written by the composer using the themes of folk dance music. The atmosphere of a festivity reigns. In the painting, it is reflected in the dominance of bright green and orange tones. The lively dynamics of the shapes of the segments into which the picture is divided, as well as the energetic bends of elements resembling small "rolls" of ribbons emphasize the bright and cheerful theme of the musical refrain. Curly ribbons running down from bright orange and red crescent-shaped fragments complement the festive picture and remind of the virtuoso glamor of the music. Different forms of "small rolls" correspond to different musical phrases of the concert. They are repeated from time to time, as the musical theme of the concert is developed.


This musical cycle was written by the Argentinean composer Astor Piazzolla, the founder of the tango nuovo style, in the 70s of the last century, using various musical traditions: classical, jazz, Afro-Spanish.

In all four paintings based on this cycle, the musical story begins in the lower left corner of the painting and unfolds in clockwise segments corresponding to the various musical fragments of the piece.

The painting "Autumn in Buenos Aires" is filled with deep orange-red autumn tones. Only the first part of the musical story is relatively static, in which the rhythmic sounds of the orchestra resemble the bleating of sheep in a herd moving over the mountains. The rest of the composition is very dynamic. Everything dances in a stormy autumn cycle: clouds in the transparent blue sky, the forest and its reflection in the lake. Summer (green male figures) and autumn (red female figures) merged in a passionate tango in the rain of falling leaves. They are echoed by cellos, whose exciting chest voices are soloed in music (in string transcription by L. Desyatnikov).

The broken threads symbolize the uncertainty and loneliness of the coming winter.

The painting "Winter in Buenos Aires" is dominated by blue, the color of cold and loneliness. As in a kaleidoscope, phantom couples froze in tango. Are they people or ghosts who went out into the darkness of bohemian Buenos Aires for their winter carnival? The sharp corners of the broken lines reflect the piercing and harsh musical phrases of the piece. They pulsate in the rhythm of a winter tango, sharpening the feeling of cold. A lonely heart (a frozen warm orange drop) is not comfortable. It is reassured by a musical quote from Vivaldi's Winter, masterfully written into the text of Piazzola by L. Desyatnikov. Old candelabra are lit, the ball will start soon.

The picture "Spring in Buenos Aires" consists of three elements. The lower part is the kingdom of the green forest, whose cheerful voices and fresh breath symbolize rebirth and new hopes. The chirping of birds, the sound of a woodpecker on the trees- everything is hidden under the green tents of the trees. In the upper part of the painting, there is a traditional image of a thunderstorm with bright flashes of lightning and heavy purple thunderclaps. However, they do not frighten, but delight. A spring thunderstorm will quickly water the earth and stop. Between heaven and earth, a young man and a girl merged in a sensual tango. Passion is born, and possibly love.

The painting "Summer in Buenos Aires" is divided into seven segments corresponding to the musical phrases of the work. This emphasizes the characteristic of Piazzolla tango -frequent abrupt change of melody from gentle lyricism to passionate emotionally rich chords.

The images of the painting reflect the hymn to the eclecticism of Buenos Aires.The noisy streets of the city from the morning to the evening are filled with a huge number of cars, whose sharp, piercing sounds are woven into the thread of a musical piece several times. They are in contrast to the lyrical whisper of waves on the ocean coast. Their blue wings burst into the bustle of the city.

The bridge of a woman is caved seductively. With a gnash, a giant mechanical flower opens its petals in the sun. Confidently straightens its back Palacio Barolo - the first skyscraper in Argentina and Latin America. In the midst of endless streams of cars, the Obelisk, the symbolic center of the city, is frozen. And all this is united by passionate and lyrical tango as a symbol of love.

Friends, we are pleased to inform that we together with the NGO UAFRA (Ukrainian Association for Feminine Research in Arts) are announcing the opening of the online exhibition “GRAVITY”.

Art curator: Irina Akimova.

The exhibition presents works by 16 Ukrainian and foreign contemporary artists of various genres:

Josephine Florens - Odesa, Ukraine.

Angelika Gonchar - Kyiv, Ukraine.

Mila Didenko - Poltava, Ukraine.

Taras Ros – Lviv, Ukraine.

Nataliia Stryzhko - Kyiv, Ukraine.

Yan McLain – Ternopil, Ukraine.

Yana Yank - Kyiv, Ukraine.

Lesya Ros - Lviv, Ukraine.

Olga Melnykova - Kyiv, Ukraine.

Liudmila Davydenko - Lviv, Ukraine.

Olga Fedynchuk – Chernivtsi, Ukraine.

Anastasia Bodnar- Kyiv, Ukraine.

Iryna Akimova - Kyiv, Ukraine.

Markus Nieden - Kehl, Germany.

Augusto Poderosi – Rome, Italy.

Oleksandra Christophorova - Kyiv, Ukraine.


Brief annotation of the exhibition topic:

The coronavirus pandemic affected social communications in society. Quarantine measures and local restrictions on social relations between people. The cultural sphere has suffered: it often closes museums and exhibitions, theaters and cinemas. Artificial communication barriers are created between viewers and authors.

Although the mutual attraction between people in the family, among friends and beyond does not weaken, it finds new ways of development and tools for implementation. Barriers stimulate / attract innovative thinking and the search for new forms. Creativity, like a magnet, unites creators and viewers, innovators and consumers. The force of human gravity is the key to overcoming any crisis.

We invite you to visit the online gallery of the exhibition from February 22 to March 12, 2021!

* TimaxArt Auction House is an online gallery and auction house founded in 2017. The main activities are contemporary Ukrainian and European art. The international art online platform represents artists from more than 50 countries, different trends and styles. The gallery specializes in organizing and conducting online auctions, online and offline exhibitions, digitalization of contemporary Ukrainian art, as well as promotional artists through an international partnership with;


* Ukrainian Association for Feminine Research in Arts (UAFRA) is a public organization that promotes society of equal opportunities through the support of women’s art, national and international art activism. Over the last three years, UAFRA together with the partners has held about 20 exhibitions of contemporary art in Ukraine and abroad.

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