Revolution in Russia
27 October 2017, 11:30 - 16:45
This event will be broadcast from Okinaga Room
100 years on from the Russian Revolution, Philip Ross Bullock leads a study day exploring Russian song, both its general history and in relation to the Revolution. A fascinating opportunity for those who wish to learn more about this rich musical tradition.
11.30am - 12.15pm - Rebecca Mitchell explores the lives of composers, performers and music-lovers in the decades running up to the collapse of the Russian Empire.
2.45pm - 3.30pm - Pauline Fairclough examines the dramatic impact of the October Revolution on music-making in Soviet Russia.
4pm - 4.45pm - Philip Ross Bullock looks at the relationship between Russia’s two greatest song composers around the turn of the twentieth century.
This event is part of a day exploring Russian song in the centenary of the Russian Revolution. The concert schedule for the day is as follows:
1.10pm - Lunchtime Recital: Russian Romances (Katherine Broderick & Sergey Rybin)
5.30pm - 6.20pm - Rush-Hour Recital: 1917: The Last Flowering (Alexander Karpeyev)
7.30pm - 9.30pm - Evening Recital: Tchaikovsky (Andrei Bondarenko & Gary Matthewman)
10pm-11pm - Late-Night: Rachmaninov (Ilona Domnich & Sholto Kynoch)
This event is part of a series:
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