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  • 12 Jan 2021
    Graham Griffiths

    Stravinsky’s Russia

    It was in April 2014, I think, when I first exchanged the comforts of the Bodleian Library (Oxford) for the Baltic, and that razor-sharp wind on St Petersburg’s river Neva (accent on VA, if you please). My modest hotel room, in Pushkin-esque décor, was in the poet’s former residence on the Angliskaya Naberezhnaya, the English […]

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  • 29 Oct 2019
    Daniel Elphick

    Citizen of Nowhere: Music Behind the Iron Curtain

    The fraught atmosphere of surveillance and intimidation has long made twentieth-century Russian music a fascinating area of study. Music audiences, performers, and scholars alike have been engrossed by the all-too recent time when the state directly interfered in matters of music-making and composers lived in fear. The Soviet Union was larger than just Russia, of […]

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