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Soviet Music

Soviet Music: Shostakovich after Stalin 1953-1975

THY Tuesdays 1015-1215 fortnightly from 8th Oct

Tutor: Terry Metheringham

Shostakovich was a living legend, acclaimed as the greatest Soviet composer. His symphonies were presented as a chronicle of the era. In his last years he tackled some challenging subjects: changes in society, anti-Semitism, and death. After his death his legacy became a plaything for Cold War warriors; his ghost written memoir Testimony was published in the West, projecting the image of a lifelong dissident.

Let’s hear his music in context.

Key works for each of the five sessions will be:

8 Oct Execution of Stepan Razin, plus extracts from 10th Symphony, 13th Symphony and Michelangelo Suite
22 Oct From Jewish Folk Poetry, 4th String Quartet, plus extracts from 13th Symphony
5 Nov 14th Symphony 19 Nov 7th String Quartet, 12th String Quartet, 14th String Quartet
3 Dec Viola Sonata, 8th String Quartet, plus extracts from 15th Symphony
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