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