Centre for Russian Music / Centre for Contemporary Music Cultures (Goldsmith's, University of London)
Culture, Composition, Politics – Series One.
Saturday 14 February 2009
10am – 5:30pm
Council Chamber, Deptford Town Hall
A Study Day
Researching and Performing Russian Music
Special guest: composer Vladimir Martynov (Moscow)
Martynov’s opera ‘ La Vita Nuova’ ( after Dante) to be performed by LPO under Vladimir Jurowski on 18 February 2009 at the Royal Festival Hall
10.00 – Talk
Tara Wilson : 'Vladimir Martynov and the 'Rebirth' of (Russian)
Music: Space, Time, Ritual and Performance'
10.30 - Vladimir Martynov plays his piano work 'Bricolage'
11.00 - Vladimir Martynov in conversation with Roger Redgate and Alexander Ivashkin
12 -1 pm Lunch (own arrangements)
1pm - Talk
Anna Kounadi: "What did Scriabin actually played?'
1.30 - Recital
Anna Kounadi ( piano) .
Scriabin's Piano Sonata No 2
1.45 - Lecture- recital
Elena Artamonova: " Russian viola as a reflection of traditional and modern. From Roslavets to our days"
Including performances of works by Vasilenko, Kovalev and Schnittke.
With Elena Nalimova, piano
2.30 - Talk
Rachel Foulds: 'An Equivocal Relationship and Acrimonious Split: A Chronicle of Influence in the music of Dmitri Shostakovich and Galina Ustvolskaya'.
3pm - Recital
Elena Nalimova (piano), Pavlos Carvalho (cello)
Galina Ustvolskaya. Six Piano Preludes (1953)
Galina Ustvolskaya. Grand Duet for Violoncello and Piano (1959)
3.45 - Talk
Drosostalitsa Moraiti : ' Pleasant against irritating: evolution of Schnittke's piano style'
4.10 - Recital
Drosostalitsa Moraiti (piano)
Schnittke - Piano Preludes, 1953-55 ( world premiere)
Korndorf – Yarilo ( 1981), for piano and tape.
4.45 -5.15 - Round table discussion chaired by Rachel Foulds