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Shostakovich on Trial: From Lady Macbeth to the Fifth Symphony

Synopsis
Recording of an illustrated lecture by Professor Marina Frolova-Walker FBA (Clare College, Cambridge) on the the censure of Shostakovich’s opera Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk, from Shakespeare’s Macbeth, and the composer’s path through reform to rehabilitation. After the lecture, Shostakovich’s Songs on the Texts of English Poets is performed by Ed Hawkins (Bass) and the pianist Ceri Owen.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video
Recording date
13 Jan 2022
Transmission details
21 Jan 2022
Duration
69 mins

Additional Details

Production type
Documentary/Educational/News
Plays
Macbeth
Subjects
Music; Shakespeare
Keywords
censorship; Soviet Union

Notes

Notes
The homepage includes a transcript as well as an audio version of the lecture for download.

Online Availability

Online URL
https://www.gresham.ac.uk/lectures-and-events/shostakovich-trial
Online format
Streamed

Distributor

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YouTube

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Name

Gresham College

Email
enquiries@gresham.ac.uk
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Phone
020 7831 0575
Fax
020 7831 5208
Address
Barnard’s Inn Hall
Holborn
London EC1N 2HH

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