Odessa Suite │03 July 2021

Vadim Neselovskyi [p]

27/02/2022│The concert of the Ukrainian-German pianist Vadim Neselovskyi on July 3, 2021 in the “Church of Peace” had, in addition to its musical quality, a message for peace, which, unfortunately, has not been fulfilled, as we know since February 24, 2022. May the madness of war come to an end very soon!


Just 3 days after the "Federal Covid Brake" ended, our eastPLUGGED® series continued with a solo concert by the Ukrainian-German pianist Vadim Neselovskyi, booked at short notice, at which Vadim presented his "Odessa Suite" developed during the pandemic. After a short introduction to the history, architecture and life in his home town, Vadim interpreted his impressions as a musical cycle. Wonderful his pieces without a fixed score, but nevertheless based on a classical background, such as the one about arriving by train in Odessa station or the acacia blossom in spring; emotional his intensive musical retrospective on the Holocaust in this city, which  merged into an optimistical Jewish dance, and improvisationally ingenious his music to the silent film "Battleship Potemkin" by Sergeij Eisenstein from the 1905 Odessa. Standing ovations from the audience for this versatile suite, barely after the last tone had faded away, and after the encore: an interpretation of a 3-part symphony from Johann Sebastian Bach's little book of notes written in 1720, diffusing into the sound space of the Friedenkirche.

Thank you [Дя́кую] Vadim for this musical journey to your home town.