About the Orchestra

Pratum Integrum, a Russian orchestra on period instruments, was founded in Moscow in 2003. The Latin name translates as ‘unmown meadow’ and refers to fresh sounding but still obscure baroque and classical compositions which form the core of the orchestra’s repertoire. Musicological research undertaken by Pavel Serbin, the Artistic Director, enabled Pratum Integrum to give Russian premiere performances of more than two hundred compositions (the list includes works by such composers as Theodor Schwartzkopf, Anton Ferdinand Tietz, Antonio Rosetti and Joseph Wölfl, to name just a few). Among the most memorable projects were the premieres of Georg Gebel’s Johannes Passion, Lully’s Les Saisons and Yevstigney Fomin’s Orfeo ed Euridice (the latter with the Russian Horn Orchestra).

The orchestra has had the great honour to perform with Trevor Pinnock, Peter Neumann, Sigiswald and Wieland Kuijkens, Alfredo Bernardini, Paolo Grazzi, Simone Kermes, Sara Mingardo, Mireille Delunsch, Paul Esswood, Philippe Jaroussky, Christophe Rousset, Winfried Bönig and others. It was also a genuine pleasure to appear at prominent international festivals including Tage Alter Musik (Regensburg), Musica Antiqua (Bruges), Nordlysfestivalen (Tromsø), the Magdeburg Telemann Festival and Early Music Festival in St. Petersburg.

Pratum Integrum has released more than fifteen recordings for the Caro Mitis label. Among them are monographic albums featuring names known only by music scholars until recently: Tietz, Rosetti, Wölfl and Platti. Most of these albums have been highly rated by important foreign music magazines (Diapason, Toccata, Le Monde de la Musique, Positive Feedback Online and others). One of the albums comprising Orchestral suites by Telemann (CM 0022010-2) was awarded Preis der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik in 2011.

Artistic Director

Pavel Serbin

Pavel Serbin

Pavel Serbin is a performer on the cello and viola da gamba, a teacher at the Moscow Conservatoire, a founder of the ensemble A la Russe and both soloist and Artistic Director of the orchestra Pratum Integrum. Born in Moscow in 1978, he graduated from the Gnessin Music School where he studied with Honoured Culture Worker Vera Birina, and the Moscow Conservatoire, where among his teachers were professors Dmitry Miller (violoncello), Alexander Rudin (chamber music) and Alexander Galkovsky (quartet). He has also attended classes at the Royal Academy of Music in The Hague taught by Jaap ter Linden (baroque cello) and Wieland Kuijken (viola da gamba). Serbin has won prizes at the Bruges Early Music Competition (1999, as part of the Gassenhauer Trio) and the competitions Premio Bonporti and Van Wassenaar (2000, in a duet with Olga Martynova). His has written a Ph.D. thesis on cello music composed in Russia from the late 18th to early 19th centuries.

In 2003 he was among the founders of the orchestra Pratum Integrum, which performs on period instruments. At his initiative the Pratum Integrum has performed some two hundred compositions never heard before in Russia. As a soloist Serbin has presented to the Russian public chamber cello pieces by Jan Bohumir Práč, Johann Heinrich Facius, Gottfried Rieger and Jacob Klein. Serbin has played with the Academy of Ancient Music (London) led by Christopher Hogwood and Paul Goodwin, the orchestra Moderntimes_1800, the Bergen Barokk ensemble, and others. Since 2008 he has taken the role of conductor. Under his direction Pratum Integrum has performed symphonies by Haydn, Antonio Rosetti and Johann Baptist Vanhal, as well as Yevstigney Fomin’s melodrama Orfeo ed Euridice.

Instruments

  • Cello, Amsterdam school, 1760–1780
  • Cello, Germany, anonymous, ca. 1710
  • Viola da gamba, François Bodart, 2010; after Barbey, ca. 1706
  • Violone in G, Saxony, early 18th c.

Concertmaster

Sergei Filchenko

Sergei Filchenko

Sergei Filchenko – violinist, viola player, soloist in the Musica Petropolitana and Playel Trio ensembles, concertmaster of the Pratum Integrum. Graduated from the St. Petersburg Conservatoire and also studied with Mariе Leonhardt (Amsterdam). Prizewinner with the ensemble Musica Petropolitana at the Early Music Competition in Manchester (1990) and the Van Wassenaer Competition in the Netherlands (1993). In 1995 he received an award for the Best Interpretation at the Pietro Locatelli Competition (Amsterdam). In 2001–2002 Sergei Filchenko regularly collaborated with Pavel Serbin on a number of musical projects and he later agreed to become a soloist and concertmaster for the Pratum Integrum orchestra. It is Sergei Filchenko who takes much credit for the orchestra’s impressive string group.

Instruments

  • Violin, “In Memory of Great Stainer”, A. Rabinovich, St. Petersburg, Russia, 1996 / after J.Stainer
  • Violin, J.Stainer, Austria, 1672 (?)
  • Viola, anonym, South Germany, 1680

Musicians

Permanent members

  • Michael Shilenkov (bassoon)
    Michael Shilenkov

    Michael Shilenkov

    Instruments

    • Bassoon, G. Wolf, Kronach, Germany, 2005/ after H. Grenser, Dresden, late 1700 (430')
    • Bassoon, G. Wolf, Kronach, Germany, 1997 / after «HKICW», ca.1700
  • Olga Ivusheikova (transverse flute)
    Olga Ivusheikova

    Olga Ivusheikova

    Instruments

    • Transverse flute, R. Tutz, Innsbruk, Austria, 1991 / after W. Rottenburg, Germany, 1750
    • Flute, R. Tutz, Innsbruk, Austria / after H. Grenser, 1765
  • Sergei Tischenko (viola)
    Sergei Tischenko

    Sergei Tischenko

    Instruments

    • Viola, T. Podgornyi, Moscow, 1956 / after A. Stradivari, Italy, early 17th century
  • Alexander Gulin (cello)
    Alexander Gulin

    Alexander Gulin

    Instruments

    • Cello, E. Meinel Meisterwerkstatten Musima, Germany, 1970s / after A. Stradivari, Italy, 18th century
  • Pavel Filchenko (violin)
    Pavel Filchenko

    Pavel Filchenko

    Instruments

    • Violin, anonym, late XVIII century
  • Dmitry Lepekhov (violin, viola d'amore)
    Dmitry Lepekhov

    Dmitry Lepekhov

    Instruments

    • Violin, anonym, XVIII century
  • Olga Martynova (harpsichord, hammer clavier)
    Olga Martynova

    Olga Martynova

    Instruments

    • Harpsichord, William Dowd (french model), Paris, 1970-s
    • Harpsichord, Cembalobau Merzdorf, Germany, 1997 / after J. Ruckers, Antwerpen, 1640
    • Pianoforte, Neupert, Bamberg-Nurnberg, 1979/after J.A. Stein, 1788
  • Natalia Kossareva (violin)
    Natalia Kossareva

    Natalia Kossareva

    Instruments

    • Violin, anonym, Germany, 1791

Also performing with the orchestra

  • Dennis Golubev (oboe)
    Dennis Golubev

    Dennis Golubev

    Instruments

    • Oboe. M. & F. Ponseele, Damme, Belgium, 2003 / after T. Stanesby Junior, England, ca 1720
  • Juri Vdovitchenko (viola)
    Juri Vdovitchenko

    Juri Vdovitchenko

    Instruments

    • Viola, anonym, Tirol, 1792
  • Nikolai Dolzhnikov (violin)
    Nikolai Dolzhnikov

    Nikolai Dolzhnikov

    Instruments

    • Violin, A. Danielo, Venezia, Italy, 1704
  • Boris Begelman (violin)
    Boris Begelman

    Boris Begelman

  • Alexei Ivanenko (cello)
    Alexei Ivanenko

    Alexei Ivanenko

  • Peter Bugrimenko (bassoon)
    Peter Bugrimenko

    Peter Bugrimenko

    Instruments

    • Bassoon, G. Wolf, Kronach, Germany, 2005/ after H. Grenser, Dresden, late 1700
  • Ivan Bushuev (transverse flute)
    Ivan Bushuev

    Ivan Bushuev

  • Lisa Goldberg (bassoon)
    Lisa Goldberg

    Lisa Goldberg

    Instruments

    • Bassoon, Peter de Koningh, Netherlands, late 1900s / after H. Grenser, Dresden, Germany, late 1700
    • Bassoon, Peter de Koningh, Netherlands, late 1900s / after J.H. Eichentopf, Leipzig, Germany, 1686-1769
  • Alexander Andrusik (natural horn)
    Alexander Andrusik

    Alexander Andrusik

    Instruments

    • Natural horn, Patterson Hornworks, USA, 2002 / after A. Cortois, 1841
  • Vladimir Kern (natural trumpet)
    Vladimir Kern

    Vladimir Kern

    Instruments

    • Trumpet, A. Egger, Basel, Switzerland, 2002 / after J.L. Ehe II, Nuremberg, 1746
  • Valentin Azarenkov (clarinet, basset horn)
    Valentin Azarenkov

    Valentin Azarenkov

  • Maria Kaluzhskikh (violin)
    Maria Kaluzhskikh

    Maria Kaluzhskikh

  • Alexei Ikov (natural trumpet)
    Alexei Ikov

    Alexei Ikov

    Instruments

    • Trumpet, A. Egger, Basel, Switzerland, 2002 / after J.L. Ehe II, Nuremberg, 1746
  • Marina Volkova (transverse flute)
    Marina Volkova

    Marina Volkova

  • Jaroslav Kovaliov (cello, double bass)
    Jaroslav Kovaliov

    Jaroslav Kovaliov

    Instruments

    • Cello, I. Frolov, Moscow, Russia, 1950
    • Double-bass piccolo, anonym, Germany, XIX century
  • Polina Babinkova (violin)
    Polina Babinkova

    Polina Babinkova

  • Asia Safikhanova (flute)
    Asia Safikhanova

    Asia Safikhanova

  • Ivan Titov (violin)
    Ivan Titov

    Ivan Titov

    Instruments

    • Violin, J. Stainer in Absam prope Oenipontum, Austria, 1679 (?)
  • Alexandra Nepomnyaschaya (harpsichord, organ)
    Alexandra Nepomnyaschaya

    Alexandra Nepomnyaschaya

  • Alexander Suvorov (timpani, drums)
    Alexander Suvorov

    Alexander Suvorov

  • Regina Shteinman (viola)
    Regina Shteinman

    Regina Shteinman

  • Margarita Spiridonova (viola)
    Margarita Spiridonova

    Margarita Spiridonova

    Instruments

    • Viola, anonym, Italy, early 1800-s
  • Anastasia Lesovichenko (oboe)
    Anastasia Lesovichenko

    Anastasia Lesovichenko

  • Ekaterina Driazzhina (transverse flute)
    Ekaterina Driazzhina

    Ekaterina Driazzhina

    Instruments

    • R. Tutz, Innsbruk, Austria, 1991 / after W. Rottenburg, Germany, 1750
    • Flute, R. Tutz, Innsbruk, Austria / after H. Grenser, 1765
  • Alexei Raiev (natural horn)
    Alexei Raiev

    Alexei Raiev

    Instruments

    • Horn, Patterson Hornwork, USA, 2002 / after A. Cortois, France, 1841
  • Alexander Kolomiets (bassoon)
    Alexander Kolomiets

    Alexander Kolomiets

    Instruments

    • Bassoon, Ph. Levin & L. Ross, NY, 1990s/ after Buhner & Keller, late XVIII century (430')
    • Bassoon, Laurent Verjat, Paris, 2004, after Prudent, mid XVIII century (415')
  • Oleg Boyko (lute)
    Oleg Boyko

    Oleg Boyko

  • Anna Kondrashina (flute)
    Anna Kondrashina

    Anna Kondrashina

  • Svetlana Ussacheva (oboe)
    Svetlana Ussacheva

    Svetlana Ussacheva

    Instruments

    • Oboe, M. & F. Ponseele, Damme, Belgium / after J.F. Grundmann, ca. 1775
  • Andrei Piskunov (oboe)
    Andrei Piskunov

    Andrei Piskunov

    Instruments

    • Oboe, G. Wolf, Cronah, Germany / after J.F.Grundmann, 1788
  • Dmitry Sinkovsky (violin)
    Dmitry Sinkovsky

    Dmitry Sinkovsky

    Instruments

    • Violin, J. Schweizer, Germany, 1810
  • Dmitry Schchelkin (timpani, drums)
    Dmitry Schchelkin

    Dmitry Schchelkin

    Instruments

    • Timpani, anonym, Russia, late XIX century
  • Fyodor Yarovoy (natural horn)
    Fyodor Yarovoy

    Fyodor Yarovoy

  • Anna Karpenko (harpsichord, organ)
    Anna Karpenko

    Anna Karpenko

    Instruments

    • Harpsicord, Cembalobau Merzdorf, Germany, 1997 / after J. Ruckers, Antwerpen, 1640
    • Pianoforte, J.C. Neupert GmbH & Co, Bamberg-Nurnberg, Germany, 1979/ after J.A. Stein, Germany, 1788
    • Organ
  • Tatiana Fedyakova (violin)
    Tatiana Fedyakova

    Tatiana Fedyakova

  • Alexey Shanin (natural horn)
    Alexey Shanin

    Alexey Shanin

  • Nikolai Sheko (oboe)
    Nikolai Sheko

    Nikolai Sheko

  • Philipp Nodel (oboe)
    Philipp Nodel

    Philipp Nodel

    Instruments

    • Oboe, M. & F. Ponseele, Damme, Belgium, 2003 / after T. Stanesby Junior, England, ca 1720
    • Oboe, M & F Ponseele, Damme , Belgique / after J.F. Grundmann, ca. 1775
  • Miroslav Maksimyuk (violone)
    Miroslav Maksimyuk

    Miroslav Maksimyuk

    Instruments

    • Double-bass piccolo, anonym, Germany, XIX century
  • Lyudmila Frayonova (violin)
    Lyudmila Frayonova

    Lyudmila Frayonova

  • Philipp Korolkov (natural horn)
    Philipp Korolkov

    Philipp Korolkov

  • Leonid Guriev (natural trumpet)
    Leonid Guriev

    Leonid Guriev

  • Ekaterina Krasutskaya (violin)
    Ekaterina Krasutskaya

    Ekaterina Krasutskaya

    Instruments

    • Violin, anonym, France, early 1800-s
  • Vladimir Skvortsov (natural trumpet)
    Vladimir Skvortsov

    Vladimir Skvortsov

  • Igor Solokhin (double bass)
    Igor Solokhin

    Igor Solokhin

  • Sergei Kryukovtsev (natural horn)
    Sergei Kryukovtsev

    Sergei Kryukovtsev

  • Andrey Kantorin (natural horn)
    Andrey Kantorin

    Andrey Kantorin

  • Alexei Strelnikov (violin)
    Alexei Strelnikov

    Alexei Strelnikov

    Instruments

    • Violin, E. Germain, France, 1909
  • Vlad Pessin (violin)
    Vlad Pessin

    Vlad Pessin

    Instruments

    • Violin, A. Rabinovich, St. Petersburg, Russia, 2001 / after J.Stainer
  • Elena Kaidanovskaya (violin)
    Elena Kaidanovskaya

    Elena Kaidanovskaya

  • Konstantin Semenov (timpani, drums)
    Konstantin Semenov

    Konstantin Semenov

    Instruments

    • Kettledrum, Russia, early 1900-s
  • Anton Izgagin (double bass)
    Anton Izgagin

    Anton Izgagin

  • Ekaterina Katanova (violin)
    Ekaterina Katanova

    Ekaterina Katanova

    Instruments

    • Violin, anonym, Germany, XIX century
  • Helen MacDougall (natural horn)
    Helen MacDougall

    Helen MacDougall

    Instruments

    • Natural horn, Ferdinand Kron, Mainz, Germany, 1820
  • Yuri Tashtamirov (clarinet, basset horn)
    Yuri Tashtamirov

    Yuri Tashtamirov

  • Anna Zhuravleva (viola)
    Anna Zhuravleva

    Anna Zhuravleva

  • Elena Davydova (violin)
    Elena Davydova

    Elena Davydova

    Instruments

    • Violin, K. Grimm, Berlin, 1841
  • August Krepak (cello)
    August Krepak

    August Krepak

  • Marina Katarzhnova (violin)
    Marina Katarzhnova

    Marina Katarzhnova

    Instruments

    • Violin, L. Kerchenko, Moscow, Russia, 1996 / after A. Stradivari, 1707
  • Michael Khokhlov (double bass)
    Michael Khokhlov

    Michael Khokhlov

    Instruments

    • Double bass, E. Meinel Meisterwerkstatten Musima, Germany, 1970s / after anonym, Italy, XVIII century
  • Alexander Dogadaev (violin)
    Alexander Dogadaev

    Alexander Dogadaev

    Instruments

    • Violin, anonym, Germany, XIX century
  • Oleg Beliaiev (cello)
    Oleg Beliaiev

    Oleg Beliaiev

Press

2003

  • The Student From Bologna Ekaterina Biryukova, "Izvestia", August 17, 2003
    August 17, 2003

    The Student From Bologna

    Ekaterina Biryukova, "Izvestia"

    The First Russian Symphony was played in Ostankino.

    Within the bounds of the " Sheremetiev's Seasons in Ostankino" festival Moscow Pratum Integrum Orchestra (Artistic Director Pavel Serbin) performed the works by Maxim Berezovsky, one of the first professional Russian composers…

  • Secular Works by Maxim Berezovsky (1745 - 1777) Ekaterina Biryukova, "Afisha.ru" site, August 16, 2003
    August 16, 2003

    Secular Works by Maxim Berezovsky (1745 - 1777)

    Ekaterina Biryukova, "Afisha.ru" site

    During the annual festival "Sheremetiev's Seasons in Ostankino" the ensemble of young talented authentists - Pratum Integrum Orchestra - gave the concert of secular works by Maxim Berezovsky, one of the first Russian professional composers.

    Pratum Integrum came to popularity be performing refined masterly music and rapidly gained a reputation for the repertoire…

  • A New Symphony from the Eighteenth Century Eugeniya Krivitzkaya, "Kultura" #35 2003
    September 09, 2003

    A New Symphony from the Eighteenth Century

    Eugeniya Krivitzkaya, "Kultura" #35 2003

    Within the festival "Sheremetev's Seasons" unknown works by Maxim Berezovsky were presented in the recital in Ostankino memorial estate. This composer of the 18th century is noted due to his magnificent ecclesiastical music…

  • We and the Culture Tatiana Lomidze, "NewsInfo.ru" site, August 20, 2003
    August 20, 2003

    We and the Culture

    Tatiana Lomidze, "NewsInfo.ru" site

    The life of Berezovsky was as interesting and thrilling as his creative work. He died in his early thirties but he had time to feel joy of triumph and to suffer bitterness of a loss…

  • "Maxim Berezovsky's Secular Works". "Afisha.ru" site, August 04, 2003
    August 04, 2003

    "Maxim Berezovsky's Secular Works".

    "Afisha.ru" site

    The conductor Teodor Currentzis and Pratum Integrum Orchestra on historical instruments are to perform on August 16 the works by one of the famous professional Russian composer…

  • The music by the forgotten composer was played in Ostankino TV-channel "Kultura", August 16, 2003
    August 16, 2003

    The music by the forgotten composer was played in Ostankino

    TV-channel "Kultura"

    The name of Maxim Berezovsky, a brilliant Russian composer of the XVIII century, was known abroad mush better than in his Motherland...

  • To Perform Everything Sergei Khachaturov, "grammy.ru" site, August 19, 2003
    August 19, 2003

    To Perform Everything

    Sergei Khachaturov, "grammy.ru" site

    This memorable event happened … in the ancient theater of Ostankino memorial estate belonged to Count Nikolai Sheremetev… Berezovsky's secular heritage is rather small and the recital lasted less than two hours...

2004

  • Prophets Are Being Delivered to the Motherland Pyotr Pospelov, "Vedomosti", #102 (1142), June 16, 2004
    June 16, 2004

    Prophets Are Being Delivered to the Motherland

    Pyotr Pospelov, "Vedomosti", #102 (1142)

    …The young Moscow Pratum Integrum Orchestra impetuously turns out a leader in the field of Early Music authentic performance. The musicians finished their 2003/2004 season by the joint recital performed together with Trevor Pinnock , the celebrated British conductor and harpsichordist, a Baroque specialist of international distinction…

  • Classical Recitals of the Week Kommersant "Weekend" #54(2893), March 26, 2004
    March 26, 2004

    Classical Recitals of the Week

    Kommersant "Weekend" #54(2893)

    … March 27 within the bounds of the same festival another A.F. Tietz chamber music will be performed by Moscow Pratum Integrum Orchestra (Artistic Director Pavel Serbin, cello), an ambitious, promising team of young musicians. Their approach to the programme (music by the Russian composer Tietz and Italian-French Boccherini to be compared) makes a forthcoming concert a peculiar and even a dramatic one…

  • Discography : Maxim Berezovsky's Secular Music Natalia Solovieva, Russia Musical Newspaper # 44, 2004
    May 16, 2004

    Discography : Maxim Berezovsky's Secular Music

    Natalia Solovieva, Russia Musical Newspaper # 44, 2004

    …The manuscripts by Maxim Berezovsky, one of the first Russian professional composers, kept abroad in private and state archives have been performed and recorded at last. Thus, new unknown pages of Berezovsky's creative work were discovered thanks to the initiative of Pratum Integrum Orchestra and, particularly of its' artistic director Pavel Serbin…

  • Trevor Pinnock: Music should not be a kind of something dusty… Ilya Kukharenko, "Izvestia", June 16, 2004
    June 16, 2004

    Trevor Pinnock: Music should not be a kind of something dusty…

    Ilya Kukharenko, "Izvestia"

    A famous Englishman Trevor Pinnock played in a recital in Rachmaninov's Hall of the Moscow State Conservatory. Pinnock, a leading exponent of Early Music performing on historical instruments, accepted the offer to conduct a Russian team - Pratum Integrum Orchestra.

  • Harmony of "Sturm und Drung" Irina Muravieva, "Russia" #685, April 08, 2004
    April 08, 2004

    Harmony of "Sturm und Drung"

    Irina Muravieva, "Russia" #685

    The Fifth International Festival of chamber music was carried out by Alexander Rudin in State Tretyakov Gallery. This festival has already become one of the most curious and fascinating in Moscow concert life…

  • "Dmitry Bortnyansky. The Italian Album". Pratum Integrum (Caro Mitis) Kommersant Weekend # 44, March 12, 2004
    March 12, 2004

    "Dmitry Bortnyansky. The Italian Album". Pratum Integrum (Caro Mitis)

    Kommersant Weekend # 44

    Dmity Bortnyansky (1751 - 1825) wrote a lot of magnificent ecclesiastic works… But before he was appointed the Director of the Court Capella, Bortnyansky had spent 10 years in Italy adopting the style of the best European composers...

  • Classical Recitals of the Week Kommersant "Weekend" #64 (2903), April 09, 2004
    April 09, 2004

    Classical Recitals of the Week

    Kommersant "Weekend" #64 (2903)

    …April 15 in MIPAC Chamber Hall one more A.F. Tietz recital will be performed…

  • Pavel Serbin: "The Struggle for the Opera Was the Struggle for the State Contract" Ekaterina Biryukova, "Izvestia", March 16, 2004
    March 16, 2004

    Pavel Serbin: "The Struggle for the Opera Was the Struggle for the State Contract"

    Ekaterina Biryukova, "Izvestia"

    Two new Pratum Integrun albums burnt just now are above the vanguard. First of all they were recorded in a very new format for Russia - SACD. And they contain the works of the first Russian professional composers - Maxim Berezovsky and Dmitry Bortnyansky…

  • Three centuries in One Week Pyotr Pospelov, "Vedomosti", March 15, 2004
    March 15, 2004

    Three centuries in One Week

    Pyotr Pospelov, "Vedomosti"

    …Let's speak about Pratum Integrum Orchestra first of all. Young musicians, Early music enthusiasts have gathered together in a team promoted by patrons of art who had studied music and who haven't stopped loving it. Now Pratum Integrum ("unmown medow" in Latin) has a permanent staff of a dozen players and a financial support by Essential Music company…

  • "Great Baroque Concert" Michael Fikhtengoltz, "Afisha" site, June 10, 2004
    June 10, 2004

    "Great Baroque Concert"

    Michael Fikhtengoltz, "Afisha" site

    If you have to explain to a man unfamiliar with a term "authentic music" what it means, you'd better get him acquainted with Mr. Trevor Pinnock…

  • The New Orchestra "Philharmonik" # 4/2003
    January 2004

    The New Orchestra

    "Philharmonik" # 4/2003

    The new Early Music orchestra was set up this year in Moscow. The new group unites Russia's best performers of Early music who play on authentic historical instruments…

2005

  • "Die Russen sind da" Robert Strobl, "Toccata-Alte Musik aktuell", Germany, May 2005
    May 2005

    "Die Russen sind da"

    Robert Strobl, "Toccata-Alte Musik aktuell", Germany

    "Telemann in Minor" is rated as "CD des Monats" (CD of the Month).

    Full text is available in German

    "Classics Today" published review on "Dmitry Bortnyansky. The Russian Album"

    We've got 8/9 (artistic/sound quality) of 10/10 possible!

    Read the review

    Reviews of our SACDs on the "Audiophile Audition" site

    Dmitry Bortnaynsky. The Italian Album

    Dmitry Bortnaynsky. The Russian Album

    MAXIM BEREZOVSKY. SECULAR MUSIC

    Anton Ferdinand Tietz. INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC

    GEORG PHILIPP TELEMANN. "Telemann in Minor"

    Reviews (in German) of our SACDs on the "Musik an sich" site

    MAXIM BEREZOVSKY. SECULAR MUSIC

    Anton Ferdinand Tietz. INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC

  • Pratum Integrum has closed the season Sergei Khodnev, "Kommersant", April 19, 2005
    April 19, 2005

    Pratum Integrum has closed the season

    Sergei Khodnev, "Kommersant"

    While performing Georg Muffat, splendidly sounding orchestra has perfectly created the etalon proportions of the Suite in French style. And Brandenburg Concerto has once more demonstrated that there are no common places and routine when these musicians are playing popular hits.

  • “Measuring with bows” Sergei Khodnev, "Kommersant", 27.09.2005
    27.09.2005

    “Measuring with bows”

    Sergei Khodnev, "Kommersant"

    (Author comparing performance of Kremlin orchestra and Pratum Integrum orchestra)

    Pratum Integrum had much more clearer, sharper and intense sound. Further features are easy to spot: more detailed and studied observation of phrasing, more vivid and strong feel of orchestra, live and fascinating energy. Pratum Integrum presented their best –there is no one else who can perform instrumental baroque music so infatuated, fiery, sparkling, craftly and wittily like Pratum Integrum orchestra.

2006

  • Ein Gesamtkunstwerk – Die 22. TAGE ALTER MUSIK Regensburg 2006 Robert Strobl, ‘Toccata-Alte Musik aktuell’ magazine, Germany, July 2006
    July 2006

    Ein Gesamtkunstwerk – Die 22. TAGE ALTER MUSIK Regensburg 2006

    Robert Strobl, ‘Toccata-Alte Musik aktuell’ magazine, Germany

    The orchestra participated in the Tage Alter Music festival (Regensburg, Germany)

    Read more

  • Der böhmische Meuterer Robert Strobl, "Toccata-Alte Musik aktuell", Germany, January 2006
    January 2006

    Der böhmische Meuterer

    Robert Strobl, "Toccata-Alte Musik aktuell", Germany

    Review of the disc "A. Rosetti. Bohemian Mutineer".

    Full text is available in German

  • Discovering Euridice Dmitryia Abaulin, Russian Newspaper, 17.01.2006
    17.01.2006

    17.01.06 ### Discovering Euridice

    Dmitryia Abaulin, Russian Newspaper

    The conclusive input to the success of the project belongs to Pratum Integrum orchestra. A little bit subdued sound of historical instruments determined aesthetics of the performance. Intensity of feelings instead of noisiness, precision of inflexions – these best features of authentic style were wonderfully handled by native orchestra.

  • Walks in “unmown meadow” Filipp Lebed, “Russian Bulletin”, January 2006
    January 2006

    Walks in “unmown meadow”

    Filipp Lebed, “Russian Bulletin”

    This orchestra revives glory of Russian music with professionalism and love for their work.

  • Opera “Orfeo ed Euridice” in Moscow again Marina Gaikovich, «Nezavisimaya Gazeta», 25.07.2006
    25.07.2006

    Opera “Orfeo ed Euridice” in Moscow again

    Marina Gaikovich, «Nezavisimaya Gazeta»

    The charm of Gluck’s opera acquire new colors past Sunday: the performance surprisingly was very successful. In fact, a very successful team got together: Pratum Integrum orchestra, Moscow Conservatory Chamber Choir, amazing soloists (Deborah York, Anna Bonitatibus, Lydia Teuscher) lead by conductor Theodor Curentzis.

  • Novelties in early music Sergei Khodnev, Kommersant, 25.07.2006
    25.07.2006

    Novelties in early music

    Sergei Khodnev, Kommersant

    "True value enthusiasm, each musician's distinguishable individual talents

    - all that definitely created the very best impression"

  • The time before Mozart edited his work Leonid Gvozdev, Moskovskaya Pravda, 01.03.2006
    01.03.2006

    The time before Mozart edited his work

    Leonid Gvozdev, Moskovskaya Pravda

    "Believe me, it is hard to find the words that can describe the effect that this

    music leaves... all I know is that it was uncommon and marvelous!"

2007

  • Handel mezza voce Sergei Khodnev, KOMMERSANT # 97 (# 3673), 06.06.2007
    06.06.2007

    Handel mezza voce

    Paul Esswood closes the ‘Antiquarium’ festival

    Sergei Khodnev, KOMMERSANT # 97 (# 3673), 06.06.2007

    The final event of the ‘Antiquarium’ early music festival was held at the School of Dramatic Art theatre. Moscow orchestra Pratum Integrum played with legendary English countertenor Paul Esswood as singer and conductor. SERGEI KHODNEV listened to Georg Friedrich Handel’s music.

2008

  • Resurrection of ‘Requiem’ Sergei Khodnev, KOMMERSANT # 204(4021), 11.11.2008
    10.04.2008

    Resurrection of ‘Requiem’

    Sergei Khodnev, KOMMERSANT # 204(4021), 11.11.2008

    One and the same composition was performed in three concerts held at the Catholic Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Moscow – Mozart’s ‘Requiem’. Three times the celebrated mass for the dead was played in a rather unexpected form: instead of the more familiar ‘Requiem’ the musicians used various alternative interpretations devised at different periods. Their aim was to recreate the initial concept of Mozart’s final chef d’oeuvre, left unfinished at his death. Pavel Serbin and his orchestra Pratum Integrum’s presentation of the ‘Requiem’ was attended by SERGEI KHODNEV.

  • Bach explained in pantomime Sergei Khodnev, KOMMERSANT # 60(3877), 10.04.2008
    10.04.2008

    Bach explained in pantomime

    ‘St. John Passion’ at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception

    Sergei Khodnev, KOMMERSANT # 60(3877), 10.04.2008

    Bach’s ‘St. John Passion’ was played on three successive evenings at the Catholic Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. It was performed by the Moscow orchestra Pratum Integrum and the cathedral’s own chamber choir, but the conductor and leading soloists were guest artists from Germany and the event had all the appearance of a stage spectacle. For this reason SERGEI KHODNEV had difficulty retaining his impassivity.

  • Telemann at Polenovo Pyotr Pospelov, OpenSpace.ru site, 21.08.2008
    21.08.2008

    Telemann at Polenovo

    Pyotr Pospelov, OpenSpace.ru site

    Summer brings musical impressions too: I recently had the opportunity to attend the Pratum Integrum orchestra’s concert at Polenovo. You might think 18th-century German baroque and the Russian country estate as we usually perceive it had little in common. But this Telemann sounded like something Polenov himself might have listened to with a large company of friends and family, since the concert was played in the drawing room of the family mansion.

2009

  • Grass, don't grow!" Dmitry Renanskiy. Kommersant, 25.09.2009
    25.09.2009

    Grass, don't grow!"

    Dmitry Renanskiy. Kommersant

    Pratum Integrum Orchestra has performed "Big baroque concert" at the Earlymusic Festival in Saint Petersburg. For Dmitry Renanskiy two and a half hours of music was not enough.

    ....the whole evening I was trying hard, without any success, to remember the time when such wise and delicate performance has ever been heard from either of two Philharmonic stages.... Seven year old Orchestra, Pratum Integrum, already today sounds way more intelligent and cultural than all, without exceptions, big academic orchestras in both capitals...

  • Storslagent (‘Magnificent’) Eivin Bonen ‘Nordlys’, 02.02.2009 review of Pratum Integrum concert at the Northern Lights classical music festival (Nordlysfestivalen) in Tromso, Norway, 31.01.09., 02.02.2009
    02.02.2009

    Storslagent (‘Magnificent’)

    Eivin Bonen ‘Nordlys’, 02.02.2009 review of Pratum Integrum concert at the Northern Lights classical music festival (Nordlysfestivalen) in Tromso, Norway, 31.01.09.

    World-class ensemble Pratum Integrum played a fabulous concert with talented flautist Paul Wahlberg. We waited a long time to hear these musicians, but their performance showed our anticipation was fully justified. From the opening notes of Maxim Berezovsky’s first Russian symphony the orchestra played with electrifying energy and suspense. Pratum Integrum presents a contemporary, up-to-date interpretation of baroque music that is fascinating to hear. All the musicians have achieved a high level of technical mastery and revel in appearing on the concert stage.

    Full text in Norwegian

  • Territory of Music 27.09.2009
    27.09.2009

    Territory of Music

    100th - program release about festival of Early Music in Saint Petersburg on the 100TB channel.

  • Lev Malhazov, "Radio Russia" 16.12.2009
    16.12.2009

    Lev Malhazov, "Radio Russia"

    ...I would like to say that the orchestra had on me much bigger impression than soloists...

    ...there were many bright, interesting surprises during concert... Telemann orchestra Suit A minor and Telemann concert E minor for violin and flute - are absolutely masterpieces...this music seemed like was playing from opera stage, because a completely amazing images were coming to life in that music...and I might say that the biggest impression from the whole concert had on me the performance of those two pieces...

2010

  • Music and words... Alexey Parin, Radio "Orfeus", 99.2FM, 25.02.2010
    25.02.2010

    Music and words...

    Alexey Parin, Radio "Orfeus", 99.2FM

    ...the program was performed absolutely  excellently...

    ...the concert worthy  opening only worthy festival...

2011

  • Music and words... Alexey Parin, Radio "Orfeus", 99.2FM, 25.12.2011
    25.12.2011

    Music and words...

    Alexey Parin, Radio "Orfeus", 99.2FM

    .This concert became a beautiful episode in the Chronicles of this year "December evening Festival"..

    ...This orchestra develops very rapidly, very vividly, very strongly and powerfully , I might say...and what i like in this orchestra, that together with musical professionalism, because all members of this ensemble are vibrant personalities, there is a search inward....

2013

  • Critic for Pratum Performance at Early Music Festival in Utrecht 29.08.2013 02.09.2013
    02.09.2013

    Critic for Pratum Performance at Early Music Festival in Utrecht 29.08.2013

    Hortus Musicus