From Russia with love

During the 19th and  20th centuries, Russia suffered from a series of both internal and external conflicts and revolutions causing great changes in Russian society. Nevertheless, the national culture bloomed, initially under the influence of romanticism, and Russian composers and authors became world-renowned. To this day, many of their works are still performed and read all around the world.

In collaboration with dr.theol.Christian Gottlieb, who specialises in Russian religious and intellectual history, we will take you on a historical and musical journey to revisit a number of Russian composers and authors in the period 1830-1940.

Duration: approx 60´or 2x45´

Excerpts from the program:

Glinka/Kukoljnik                                        Сомнение (Doubt) 1838

Glinka/Pusjkin.                                          Я помню чудное мгновенье (I remember that wonderful moment), 1840

Tjajkovskij/Goethe                                    Нет, только тот, кто знал (Nur wer die Sehnsucht kennt), 1869

Mussorgsky/Golenitsev-Kutuzov           Колыбельная (Lullaby), 1875

Rachmaninov/Plesjejev                           Дитя! Как цветок ты прекрасна (Like blossom dew-freshen´d to gladness!), 1893

Rachmaninov/Schukovskij                      На смерть чижика (On the death of a linnet), 1902

Glazunov/trad.                                         Испанская песня (Spanish song), 1885

Gretchaninov/Ivanov                              Triton, 1939

Trad.                                                         Подмосковные вечера (Nights in Moscow)