Jul 23, 2021  
Evening Division Summer 2021 
Evening Division Summer 2021 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

EVDOL 087 - Three Centuries of Russian Piano Miniature: From the 19th Century Through Now

Konstantin Soukhovetski

The course is in lecture format and will take an in-depth look at celebrated as well as lesser-known Russian piano miniatures of composers such as Glinka, Dargomyzhsky, Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff, Scriabin, Medtner, Shostakovich, Prokofiev, Shchedrin, and Gubaidulina. The course will explore the historical context and literary connotations of compositions as well as their unique musical characteristics.

Many of the presented works will be discoveries even for lovers of Russian music. The course will trace the Russian lineage of this musical idiom from 19th century to today and address its evolution as it transforms under various influences. No prior experience or ability to read music necessary.

Monday, July 26

Wednesday, July 28

Friday, July 30

2–4pm ET