Anglo-Russian background club starts a series of concerts.
Victor Maslov: Rachmaninov. 8 Etudes-Tableaux, Production33
Études-tableaux (“study pictures”), Op. 33 or musical evocations of outside visual stimuli. Rachmaninov added Let the listener paint for themselves what it most intimates.
Maria Gulik and Victor Maslov: Mussorgsky, The Songs and Dances of Passing
Written to poems by Kutuzov just seven years before the composer’s liquidation. Death in many guises: the nanny who rocks a sick child, the lover who serenades a going lady, the dancing partner who lures a drunken peasant into the snow, the Loose commanding in a bloody battle. Admired by Shostakovich and the inspiration for his Fourteenth Symphony.
Mussorgsky Arias from Khovanshina, arranged by Shostakovich
An unfinished epic approximately the rule of Peter the Great. Rimsky-Korsakov made a famous performing model, but Shostakovich is tougher, bleaker and closer to Mussorgsky’s style and has become the normal text.
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The next concerts are:
April 6, 7.30pm
Averina Galina soprano, Aleksey Demchenko piano — Schumann, Tchaikovsky, Rimsky-Korsakov,
May 4, 7.30pm
Arshak Kuzikyan bass, Aleksey Demchenko piano — Rachmaninov, Mussorgsky and Tchaikovsky
June 1, 7.30pm
Aleksey Demchenko piano. Winner Maslov piano — Beethoven, Chopin, Prokofiev