A seminar devoted to exploring how Russian composers transform words of poets into musical ideas and feelings. Music is its own language; the success of its often powerful combination with prose and poetry requires an inspired musical imagination.
Tatyana Rashkovsky, mezzo-soprano
with Rollin Wilber, piano
“POETRY BEYOND WORDS: RUSSIAN VERSE IN MUSIC”
SONGS by Sergei Rachmaninoff, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, Mikhail Glinka and Alexander Dargomyzhsky
written to POETRY by Alexander Pushkin, Alexi Tolstoi, and Mikhail Lermontov
We also touch on the song-like qualities in some “old Russian romances” (an added preview of our upcoming concert in March, “ONLY ONCE IN A LIFETIME”).
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2014 – from 2:30PM to 5:00PM
International Institute for Culture at IVY HALL
6331 Lancaster Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19151
ADMISSION: $25/general, $15/students and seniors
** Admissions may be paid at the door **
Email: RHaas@iiCulture.org or call: 215-877-9910
venue website: www.iiculture.org