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The World of Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov and other Rimsky-Korsakov events
London, December 1998

The World of Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov Goldsmiths College (University of London) Friday 11-Saturday 12 December 1998
The Centre for Russian Music (CRM) was established at Goldsmiths College, University of London, in April 1997. It was conceived as a response to identified and pressing needs regarding the study and performance of music from the former Soviet Union. It aims to become association, resource Centre and forum for discussion rolled into one. ====================================================================== Sat 5 Dec 98 THE VOICE OF RIMSKY-KORSAKOV A Concert of Operatic Choruses and Folk Songs by the Goldsmiths Chorus, with the St Petersburg Mlada Ensemble, and Russian soloists. Conductor: Noelle Mann For the first time in Britain, the best of Rimsky-Korsakov's operatic choruses will be performed along with the original ritual Folk songs which inspired them. MLADA The ensemble consists of four young women from St Petersburg whose training in Folk music was done under the auspices of the Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatoire in St Petersburg. Twice a year, they went to ethnographic expeditions, with the purpose of recording and learning the folklore of various districts. Their performance practice is very authentic and one of them plays the Gusli, the traditional instrument used by the medieval bards, the Skomorokhi, to accompany themselves as they sang epic tales. St John's Church, Waterloo Road, London SE1, 7.30pm. Tickets at the door. 6 (concessions 3) Fri 11 Dec 98 THE WORLD OF NIKOLAI RIMSKY-KORSAKOV One-day Conference at Goldsmiths College (see details below) Sat 12 Dec 98 RIMSKY-KORSAKOV DISCOVERY DAY Purcell Room: 10.00 am-5.00 pm. Concert: 7.30 pm (See details below) For further details on these events and the associated Rimsky-Korsakov Festival, please contact Noelle Mann on 0171 919 7558, fax 0171 919 7255, or E-mail: =========================================================================== THE WORLD OF NIKOLAI RIMSKY-KORSAKOV ***DETAILS AND REGISTRATION*** One-day Conference at Goldsmiths College Friday 11 December 1998, Ian Gulland Lecture Theatre, Goldsmiths College, London This Conference, the first one in Britain devoted to this important composer, is attached to the RIMSKY-KORSAKOV FESTIVAL organised by the London Philharmonic Orchestra, and will be complemented by the RIMSKY-KORSAKOV DISCOVERY DAY immediately after the Conference, on Saturday 12 December (Purcell Room, South Bank Centre: 10.00 am-5.00 pm. Concert: 7.30 pm). DELEGATES ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO REGISTER FOR BOTH EVENTS AS THEY ARE DESIGNED TO COMPLEMENT EACH OTHER. A Conference Dinner will give delegates the opportunity to meet the speakers and representatives of Russian institutions. PROGRAMME (provisional) 10.00 Registration (Main building, Concourse) 10.30 Noelle Mann: Introduction to the Conference and Discovery Day 10.45 Willem Vijvers (Naarden, Netherlands), 'The Roman and the Canon' 11.15 Barry Bilderback, (University of Oregon), 'Rimsky-Korsakov, Nationalism and a Practice from Within: a Question of Content and Context' 11.45 Gregory Halbe (Ohio State University), 'Rimsky-Korsakov's Snegurochka: a Case Study in the Dynamics of the Balakirev Circle.' 12.15 Julia Kandakova (St Petersburg Conservatory), 'Following in the Footsteps of a Distinguished Folksongs Collector' [presentation accompanied by live performance] 1.00 Lunch (Staff Dining-Room and Chesterman Room) 2.00 Marina Frolova-Walker (Goldsmiths College),'Rimsky- Korsakov against Russian Music' 2.30 Olga Khvoina (Moscow Conservatory), 'Rimsky-Korsakov as a Romantic Composer' 3.00 Vladimir Marchenkov (Ohio State University), 'Sadko and Rimsky-Korsakov's Music Aesthetics' 3.30 Tea (Main Buiding, Concourse) 4.00 Brian Reeve (London), 'Rimsky-Korsakov's use of the byliny in Sadko' 4.30 Stephen Muir ( Bretton Hall College of theUniversity of Leeds), 'Rimsky-Korsakov and the Chorus' 5.00 Tanya Sirotina (University of Manchester), 'Russian Opera at the Beginning of the 20th century: the influence and innovations of Rimsky-Korsakov' 5.30 Round Table and discussions Chair: Professor Margarita Mazo, Ohio State University 6.15 Joint presentation of new Russian publications by representatives of the Glinka Museum for Musical Culture and the publisher Kompozitor (Moscow) 6.30 Close 7.00 Drinks and Conference Dinner (Staff Dining-Room) This event is promoted by the Centre for Russian Music at Goldsmiths YOU CAN NOW MAKE A PROVISIONAL BOOKING REGISTER BY E-MAIL Alternatively, you may print out this form and return it to: Noelle Mann Centre for Russian Music Goldsmiths College New Cross, London SE14 6NW ======================================================================== ***REGISTRATION FORM*** Please fill in the form below and e-mail it back to You will then be sent any further information you might need. Your place will be confirmed on receipt of payment. TITLE NAME STATUS (see payment details above) ADDRESS TEL FAX E-MAIL DO YOU WISH TO RECEIVE MORE INFORMATION ON: 1. Rimsky-Korsakov Discovery Day? 2. Rimsky-Korsakov Festival organised by the London Philharmonic Orchestra? 3. How to travel? DO YOU REQUIRE ACCOMMODATION? WILL YOU ATTEND THE CONFERENCE DINNER? Please return this form by 15 November, as the total number of participants is required in advance. FEES (cheques to reach us no later than 1 December) Registration GBP 15 Conference dinner GBP 19 NB Registration forms arriving after 1 December will incur a surcharge of GBP 5 For further information please contact Noelle Mann on (0)171 919 7558, fax (0)171 919 7255, or E-mail ========================================================================== Rimsky-Korsakov Discovery Day Saturday 12 December 1998 Purcell Room on the South Bank A unique day of entertaining talks, live music and debate opens up Rimsky-Korsakov's colourful world in St Petersburg. Speakers and artists will explore some of the composer's operas, his musical environment, the folk legacy and artistic world which influenced him so deeply. 10am - 5pm Seminars and performances Guest speaker: Sir Edward Downes Programme: (The running order is provisional) 1. 'Pushkin and Rimsky-Korsakov' Prof. Arnold McMillin (London) 2. 'At home with the Rimskys: collective music-making in 19th-century St Petersburg' Geoffrey Norris (London) 3. 'Pictures of pagan Russia' Noelle Mann (London) 4. 'The invisible city and the inaudible maiden' Dr Stuart Campbell (Glasgow) 5. Rimsky-Korsakov's Gogol operas Sir Edward Downes 6. 1898- A year of significance in the lives of a singer, an artist and a composer Edward Morgan (London) 7. Rimsky-Korsakov and Russian artists Dr Marina Rakhmanova (Moscow) Questions from the audience and debate Recorded and live performance will accompany the talks 7.30 Concert Programme: Song recital Vassily Savenko, bass-baritone with Michael Dussek, piano Wind Quintet The Aurora Wind Ensemble with Richard Shaw, piano Folk music of the Russian people The Mlada Women's Ensemble from St Petersburg Tickets at the SBC Box Office 0171 960 4242 and at the LPO Hotline 0171 546 1666 (Mon-Fri 10am-5pm) Tickets and (concessions): Day event: 15 (7). Concert: 10 (5) full day: 20 (10) This event is promoted by the Centre for Russian Music (CRM) at Goldsmiths College, University of London, an exempt charity . All profits in aid of CRM. ======================================================================== For more details, please contact Noelle Mann at the address below. Noelle Mann Centre for Russian Music Goldsmiths College University of London London SE14 6NW UK E-mail: Tel: +44-171 919 7558 Fax: +44-171 919 7255