Moving Pictures at an Exhibition
Modest Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition is one of the most popular works in the piano repertoire.Together with London video artist Roshanak “Roshi” Khakban, Alexander Krichel has now reversed the creative process and created new (moving) images from Mussorgsky’s music. Their result is an abstract journey through music and thus an art form that reflects the zeitgeist of our society. The visual impressions correlate with the emotional content of the music and allow the audience to experience the images in a multi-sensory way. The production celebrated its world premiere at the end of the New Work Experience 2022 in Hamburg’s Elbphilharmonie. The impressive architecture of the Grand Hall provided the perfect stage for this unique interplay of live music and video projection.
Charity concerts for Ukraine in Ulm (D) and Kreuzlingen (CH)
The charity concert of the annual series “Alexander Krichel in Ulm” can look back on the proud total donation sum of 17,000 euros: Traditionally, the proceeds of the evening were donated to the Ulm Hospice as every year. Due to the current situation in Ukraine, the Lions Club Ulm/Neu-Ulm Alb-Donau decided to double all proceeds and donate this part to the Ulm Ukraine campaign “100,000”.
In addition, Alexander Krichel played a charity concert in Kreuzlingen (Switzerland), organised by five Rotary Clubs of the border region around Konstanz and Kreuzlingen, and was also able to raise the sum of 15,000 euros for a good cause: Even before the outbreak of the war, the proceeds were to go to the organisation “Open Hearts”, which looks after disabled young people in Ukraine; the current situation has made the urgency of the cause even more relevant.
The release of his new album was just the start of an autumn full of highlights: After playing Chopin’s Piano Concerto No. 2 with the Hamburg Symphony Orchestra in the Grand Hall of the Elbphilharmonie, Alexander directly went on to Berlin to shoot with the ZDF Morgenmagazin. Being live on TV, he presented selected pieces from the new album to the morning audience. After a short concerto stopover in Sopot, Poland, the next highlight was already at his doorstep The Chopin performance with the Polish Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra under Wojciech Rajski at the Golden Hall of the prestigious Vienna Musikverein.
“Alexander Krichel plays Enescu & Mussorgsky”
New album was released on vinyl, CD, download and stream on 01 October 2021 with Berlin Classics.
Alexander Krichel juxtaposes the very rarely played 2nd Suite by George Enescu with the famous Pictures at an Exhibition by Modest Mussorgsky.