Russian Chamber Music: Poetry & Piano at Royal College Of Music

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Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall Reading Bely - Petersburg (1914) Prokofiev Visions fugitives op 22 Reading Balmont - Visions Fugitives (1917) Reading Babel - Red Cavalry (1926) Medtner Piano Sonata in A minor op 30 Prokofiev Sarcasms op 17 Shostakovich Piano Sonata no 1 op 12 RCM musicians perform avant-garde piano music from early 20th-century Russia, which both inspired and was inspired by revolutionary poets. Interspersed with readings by students from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, we hear defiant pieces from two young musical rebels, Prokofiev and Shostakovich, and the turbulent work Medtner's friends nicknamed the 'war sonata'. This concert is part of the Philharmonia Orchestra's Voices of Revolution: Russia 1917 series.

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Royal College of Music

Prince Consort Road
South Kensington
0207591 4314

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