A lecture-concert titled "Rise of Russian Musical Thought" from the cycle "Walking through the Ages" was presented on September 24 at the Labyrinth Gallery.
After a brief summer pause, the World of Classical Music art-space is back to introducing us to the most vivid and important chapters of musical history. This time, it was no accident that the discussion topic was 19th-century Russian academic music. At that time, Russia was establishing a national school for composers, opening conservatories, elevating music criticism to a powerful position, and developing performance events that were of the highest calibre and gaining widespread public attention.
Two portions of the concert replicated the stages of Russian music development. They featured Russian classical music performances such as Mikhail Glinka's "Don't Tempt Me Unnecessarily" and Aleksandr Dargomyzhsky's "I Still Love Him," as well as pieces from Modest Mussorgsky's opera "Sorochinsk's Fair" and a number of works by Pyotr Tchaikovsky.
We hope to see you at the next "Music of the Silver Age" performance, where you will continue to become familiar with the works of Russian composers from the turn of the century, such as Nikolai Medtner, Aleksandr Scriabin, Sergei Rachmaninoff, and others. The meeting will be held on October 29, 2022, at 15.00.
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