Center for Traditional Music and Dance, Ukrainian Wave, The Ukrainian Museum,
and NY Bandura Ensemble/Bandura Downtown present
MUSIC FROM THE AGE OF MAZEPA:
Ukrainian Historical Song and music for the lute from 1700
Gallery Performance, Sunday, October 10, 1pm and 2pm
Two short solo performances by Roman Turovsky (lute/torban) in the Mazepa gallery theater.
Free with Museum admission.
About the Artist
Roman Turovsky is an accomplished painter, composer, and instrumentalist who appears regularly as a lute soloist and continuo player with the New York Bandura Ensemble, under the direction of Julian Kytasty. In 2008, Turovsky was a recipient of the New York State Council on the Arts Folk Arts Apprenticeship Grant Award supporting a year-long study of kobzar (itinerant epic singer) repertoire with Julian Kytasty.
Support for Ukrainian Wave is provided by the National Endowment for the Arts and American Express Company. Additional support was provided by public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a State Agency, and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, Council Member Rosie Mendez, Con Edison, Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, Hearst Foundation, Mertz Gilmore Foundation, MetLife Foundation, Scherman Foundation, and the Mary Duke Biddle Foundation.
Ukrainian Wave Initiative
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Music from the Age of Mazepa: Concert at The Ukrainian Museum
October 10th, 1pm and 2pm
In the Galleries: Roman Turovsky, Baroque Lute
Free with Museum admission
performance features lute music from Central and Eastern European lute manuscripts
around the year 1700.
About the Artist
Roman Turovsky is an accomplished painter, composer, and instrumentalist who appears regularly as a lute soloist and continuo player with the New York Bandura Ensemble, under the direction of Julian Kytasty. In 2008 Turovsky was a recipient of the New York State Council on the Arts Folk Arts Apprenticeship Grant Award supporting a year-long study of kobzar (itinerant epic singer) repertoire with Julian Kytasty. Turovsky was born in Kyiv, Ukraine in 1961, when it was part of the Soviet Union. He studied art from an early age under his father, the painter Mikhail Turovsky, and at the Shevchenko State Art School in Kyiv. He also began to be interested in music in his teens. The family emigrated to New York City in 1979. Turovsky continued his art studies in New York at the Parsons School of Design, studying Historical Performance (Baroque Lute) and Composition concurrently. He began composing seriously in the early 1990s, simultaneously embarking on a career as a prolific figurative/representational artist-painter, and participating in many exhibitions. His first one-man show was held in June 2006 in New York. Eight of his paintings are in the permanent collection of the International Marian Institute at the University of Dayton. As a composer, Turovsky has concentrated on the instrumental idiom of the Baroque lute and torban, as well as viola da gamba and carillon. He has composed numerous instrumental and vocal works, some of which have been premiered by Luca Pianca at several international festivals. He is a founding member of Vox Saeculorum and The Delian Society, two international groups devoted to preservation and perpetuation of tonal music. Since 1996 Turovsky has signed his musical works as Sautscheck.
Ivan Mazepa and the Lute (Torban)
The terms “lute” and “torban” were synonymous in Mazepa's time, diverging later, around 1730. Historical accounts of Ivan Mazepa mention that he was an accomplished musician who accompanied his own singing on a lute. One such instrument, a torban (Ukrainian theorbo) from the second quarter of the 18th-century, bearing the Mazepa family coat-of-arms, was preserved at the Tarnavsky Museum until the Second World War. Destroyed during the war, this torban no longer survives, but there are dozens of other surviving torbans in museums. This fact testifies to the rich musical tradition of such instruments in Ukraine, from the era of Ivan Mazepa and his successor Pylyp Orlyk. The music in today's program includes recent compositions as well as pieces from Central and Eastern European manuscripts. Roman Turovsky will play a selection which includes many or all of the following:
Suite in A Minor (Allemande/ Courante / Sarabande/Gigue/Passacaglia) - J. J. Sautscheck
"Dobrogho Voja" - D. Tuptalo
Muzette "Oj bulo v Kyjevi" - Anonymous
Largo d-moll - Christoph Nichelmann
"O vozljublenny Syne" - D. Tuptalo
Metelytsja - Traditional
Poju Konja Pry Dorozi - Traditional
Xto Ghorja ne Znaje - Traditional
Rondeau "Jarom, xlopci, jarom" - K. A. Sautscheck
Arietta Variata "Zibralysja vsi..." - K. A. Sautscheck
Tombeau - K. A. Sautscheck
Three folk Psalms - O.Veresaj et al.