12-07-2007 “Cuban tunes” in Smolny cathedral, is a daring combination of Russian classics and Spanish rhythms.


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Beethoven in a sombrero, Tchaikovsky and castanets. In Smolny cathedral the duo In temoralis gave there first solo concert. The program of “Cuban tune” is a daring combination of Russian classics and Spanish rhythms. These interpretations are not on any of the collections – Polina Fradkina and Yoel Gonzalez composed them themselves. They rehearsed for several months. Thy tried to foresee everything, so there was little space for improvisation during the concert. The only things not rehearsed were the glances. The non verbal dialogue between the pianist and the percussionist are so impressive that the close-up is projected on the big screen. There was one other detail that amazed the audience. When Yoel Gonzalez came on stage he greeted the audience aloud. Not with a bow as it is custom in Russia but with a loud “Zdravstvuyte!”

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