FEBRUARY 7, 14, 21, and 28

10:00am-12:00 at 208 Northway in the Guilford area

The rise of a new Russian school of piano music (1850-1900)

Daniel Weiser, pianist

This four-part class will explore the remarkable birth and meteoric progress of Russian piano music from the middle of the 19th century to the early part of the 20th century.  Starting as rather backward musical cities, Moscow and St. Petersburg suddenly became the centers of an incredibly vibrant musical scene with the start of the Conservatories and a new desire to promote a distinctly Russian style of music.  Numerous great pianists such as Anton Rubinstein and Sergei Rachmaninoff came out of these schools and many were talented composers as well.   The soaring melodies and evocative harmonies that the Russians created became the quintessential sound of late Romantic music and ultimately the basis for much of Hollywood movie music as well as the entire score of the Broadway musical “Kismet.”  Dr. Weiser will talk about this incredibly vibrant age and perform numerous works by Glinka, Tchaikovsky, Borodin, Cui, Mussorgsky, Rachmaninoff, and many more.   This is a particularly appropriate course as the two countries become entwined in many new and intriguing ways in 2017!

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