Čiurlionis represented in an article in “Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung”
In November 18 issue of one of the most important newspapers in Germany “Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung” Čiulionis’ art and newly released by “Celestial Harmonies” 5 CD set “Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis. The Complete Piano Music” is examined in an article “Die 26-Sekunden-Mazurka“.
Exhibition of M.K.Čiurlionis art in the Royal Palace of Milan
From November 15, 2010 to February 6, 2011 the Royal Palace of Milan will host an exhibition of M.K.Čiurlionis art, entitled “Čiurlionis. Un viaggio esoterico“. The largest ever exhibition of the artist’s works outside Lithuania will present 140 works: 73 paintings including Rex, The Creation of the World, Zodiac, Sonata of the Stars, Sonata of the Spring and Fairy Tale of the Kings among others, 67 graphic and photography works as well as music manuscripts from M.K.Čiurlionis National Art Museum in Kaunas.
On November 15, 2010 the Royal Palace of Milan will host the presidential opening of the exhibition, and on November 16 – a public opening of the exhibition.
Throughout the course of the exhibition various cultural events connected to Čiurlionis’ art will be held in Milan.
Japanese magazine GEIJUTSU SHINCHO pays attention to Čiurlionis’ art
Japanese art magazine’s October issue has devoted 33 pages to presentation of Čiurlionis’ art. Copiously illustrated presentation also includes conversations with Prof. Vytautas Lansbergis, pianist Rokas Zubovas and Dr. Rasa Andriušytė-Žukienė. The issue also features a CD of M.K. Čiurlionis’ piano works recorded by Prof. Vytautas Landsbergis.
Reports on Čiurlionis in the international music theory conference Principles of music composition. Sacral music
On 21 October, 2010 the Čiurlionis’ House will host the international music theory conference Principles of music composition. Sacral music. Reports will be presented by Darius Kučinskas (M.K. Čiurlionis’ Religious Music) and Rimantas Janeliauskas (Unidentified M.K. Čiurlionis’ Prelude Cycle. Sacral and Structural Signs). Prof. Birutė Vainiūnaitė will give a piano performance.
Report Paradigm of True Culture. Protection of M.K. Čiurlionis’ Creative Output in Lithuania presented in international conference in Moscow
International scientific conference dedicated to the 75th anniversary of the Banner of Peace (the Roerich Pact) was held in the International Centre of the Roerichs in Moscow on October 7-11, 2010. Stasys Urbonas, the director of the Čiurlionis’ House and president of the Čiurlionis’ Society, was among the conference participants. A report Paradigm of True Culture. Protection of M.K. Čiurlionis’ Creative Output in Lithuania was presented, a DVD film De profundis and a video-film featuring Rokas Zubovas’ performance of Čiurlionis’ piano works were shown.
A Discovery of Čiurlionis’ auto-portrait?
Weekly Literatūra ir menas has published Prof. Vytautas Landsbergis’ article True auto-portrait, where he shares his thoughts about Čiurlionis’ portrait executed in pencil and coal. The work has been housed in the archives of the M.K. Čiurlionis National Art Museum for about fifty years. The author propounds that it is Čiurlionis’ auto-portrait, which he produced while at the plein air in Arkadia in 1905 and gave as a present to his colleague Lidia Brylkina, a daughter of a Russian General. Later Lidia became actress Ryndina, lived in Paris.
Presentation of Čiurlionis’ art in Deli
The Lithuanian Embassy in Deli commenced the commemoration of M.K. Čiurlionis’ 100th death anniversary with an event dedicated to Čiurlionis. Edmundas Atkočiūnas, the curator of the M.K. Čiurlionis’ House in Vilnius, presented Čiurlionis’ personality and his art, as well as Čiurlionis in Vilnius, a book in three languages, and demonstrated DVD (produced by the M.K. Čiurlionis’ House) combining Čiurlionis’ music, painting and historical Vilnius photos.
The event was attended by Petras Šimeliūnas, the Lithuanian Ambassador to India, and Minister Adviser Algirdas Dambrauskas.
Concerts and exhibitions will be organised in Lithuania and abroad to mark M.K.Čiurlionis’ 100th death anniversary
To mark the 100th death anniversary of the foremost Lithuanian artist, composer, choir director and cultural worker next year, the Lithuanian government intends to organise concerts and exhibitions in Lithuania and abroad.
In a Monday meeting the government assented to the conclusion of the work group formed by the Prime Minister and assigned the Culture Minister to endorse the commemoration program, announced the Prime Minister’s Service.
The program’s priority is granted to the publications, concerts, exhibitions, conferences, competitions and various events in Lithuania and abroad.
The concert dedicated to the death anniversary will be held at the Lithuanian National Philharmonic Society in April 2011.
Prospected are exhibitions of M.K. Čiurlionis’ paintings in Milan and Rome, as well as mobile exhibitions in Lithuanian Embassies throughout the world.
The project Road to Čiurlionis proposes to display the reproductions of the artist’s works, historical photos and a short biography in airports and train stations.
Also prospected is designing and releasing of a postage-stamp, CDs, and a publication featuring the artist’s extant letters, as well as organising of numerous concerts, and music competitions in Lithuania and abroad.
According to the Prime Minister’s Service, the projects commemorating M.K. Čiurlionis’ death anniversary should be financed from a general assignations of the institutions involved or through competition for the financing from the Culture Support Foundation.
The realisation of the program will be coordinated and supervised by the Ministry of Culture.
Report on M.K.Čiurlionis’ music at the 11th International Congress on Musical Signification in Krakow
On September 27 – October 2, 2010 the Academy of Music in Krakow held an International Congress on Musical Signification, where Dr. Darius Kučinskas gave a lecture on statistical analysis Function and Value of a Rhythmical Pattern in Čiurlionis’ Symphonic Poem written together with master student Edita Besasparytė.
The 135th birth anniversary of Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis celebrated in Poland
On September 26, 2010 Marki Cultural Centre will host an evening dedicated to the 135th birth anniversary of Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis. The programme includes the opening of the exhibition The Fantastic World of Čiurlionis, the lection on Čiurlionis’ music delivered by Janusz Plapis, and Čiurlionis’ piano works performed by Irena Podobas. The organisers of the exhibition: House of M.K. Čiurlionis in Vilnius, M.K. Čiurlionis’ Society in Poland. Honorary patronage: Historical Museum of Warsaw, the Mayor of Marki.
On October 6, 2010 Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw will host a concert by performers from the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre dedicated to the 135th birth anniversary of Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis. Eduardas Gabnys, the rector of the LAMT, will give the introductory speech.