Russian Romance

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16.03.14 17:00 Alatskivi castle, Tartu county. Series Romantic Manors

Romantic Manors. RUSSIAN ROMANCE


Concert agency Corelli Music continues its anniversary year with spirited concerts RUSSIAN ROMANCE.

Russian romance – it is a blend of wonderful music and beautiful poetry!


Sat, 15 March 2014 at 6 pm, Kõltsu Manor (Booked)

Sun, 16 March 2014 at 5 pm, Alatskivi Castle (Kodavere Parish, Tartu County)



Kaia Urb (soprano)

Heiki Mätlik (guitar)


PROGRAMME: An evening full of Russian beloved romances (Pyotr Tchaikovsky, Mikhail Glinka, Alexander Ivanov-Kramskoi, etc.)


Corelli Music invites you to enjoy spirited concerts RUSSIAN ROMANCE in series Romantic Manors. Soprano Kaia Urb and guitarist Heiki Mätlik perform wonderfully soulful Russian beloved romances in ballrooms of the most beautiful manors. During 23-year collaboration of the duo, they have performed the Russian romance programme most often, also it has proven to be most warmly beloved by the audience. Estonian Public Broadcasting has recorded it and recording company Harmonia Mundi has published CD with the very same programme.


Russian romance is a blend of wonderful music and beautiful poetry. The genre that has it roots in French culture and literature was especially loved in the lounges of Russian educated aristocracy in the 19th century. These songs are rich in nuances and rapidly alternating moods that reflect different facets of honour and love. The decisive factor in this could be considered a high-quality sense of the text. Many romances are based on beautiful texts by eminent poets such as Pushkin, Lermontov, Nekrassov, Fet and Tolstoy, often the romances are based on folk songs. Every romance is a story of its own: encounters, partings, noble ideals, sacrifices, tenderness, sincerity of the feelings, passion and love. And what is most important – Russian soul!


Romantic manors can be interpreted in several ways. But in any case, valuing the feelings,  escaping from everyday life and prizing the beautiful moment belong to both romantic manors and Russian romances. All of you who would like to offer your dearest ones something nice and special in the cold winter: a concert in manor hall is a good chance to link a romantic evening in beautiful surrounding to emotional music. Enjoy the style and elegance of former times!


The concert with intermission lasts for 1,5 hours.



Kaia Urb is one of the most appraised soloists for major vocal genres both at home in Estonia and abroad. She has graduated from the Tallinn State Conservatory and studied with Lilian Gentele in Stockholm. Since 1982 Kaia Urb has been a member of the Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir. She has sung solos for major vocal works in the choir's repertoire on numerous tours and recordings. Kaia Urb has worked with several well-known conductors such as Tõnu Kaljuste, Neeme Järvi, Paul Mägi, Paul Hillier, Olari Elts, Juha Kangas, Saulius Sondeckis and others, and music groups such as The Hilliard Ensemble, Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, Tallinn Chamber Orchestra, Tallinn Baroque Orchestra, Estonian early music ensemble Hortus Musicus and modern music group NYYD Ensemble, Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra, Prague Chamber Orchestra, Australian Chamber Orchestra and others.


Kaia Urb (soprano) and Heiki Mätlik (guitar) have performed together as a duo for more than a twenty years for now and recorded five Cds. The concerts they have given together have been successful in all over Estonia, in Germany and in Finland, The Netherlands etc. The repertoire of the duo is wide - from the very early music to the most contemporary compositions.


10 € / 8 €* in Piletilevi and Statoil and before the concert at the concert venue, if possible

Check the Piletilevi offices
Buy a ticket in internert

*Special price: students, pensioners, disabled people and their companions, music teachers, members of the Association of Estonian Professional Musician
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Kaia Urb ja Heiki Mätlik
Kaia Urb ja Heiki Mätlik
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