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Robert and Caroline Jackson host a Russian evening at New House, Southmoor as a fundraiser for Orchestra of St John’s
An evening of Mussorgsky and Rakhmaninov
Philip Ross Bullock (Professor of Russian Literature and Music, Oxford University, Fellow and Tutor in Russian, Wadham College) will explores the innovations that Musorgsky made in mid-nineteenth-century Russian music and how he strove to capture the intonations of living speech in his vocal works. He will then turn to the impact of Mussorgsky’s music on Rakhmaninov around the turn of the century, illustrating how Rakhmaninov built on elements of Mussorgsky’s legacy in new ways.
Songs and works for piano are supplied by the distinguished soloists Ilona Domnich (soprano), Maki Sekiya (piano) and Illya Chetverikov (piano) and will include:
Mussorgsky: 5 songs from The Nursery and ‘Where are you little star’; for piano, Excerpts from Pictures at an Exhibition, and the Khovanschinna overture.
Rakhmaninov: a selection of songs; ‘Easter’ (from the 1st Suite for Two Pianos) and ‘Waltz’ (from the 2nd Suite for Two Pianos)
Buffet and concert tickets @£65 from Robert Jackson email@example.com