The Music of Tchaikovsky
This presentation by Alexander Vavilov, founding member of the Sheffield Chamber Players, focuses on the significance of Tchaikovsky’s style of composition and its unique traits, following its development through his life. The sense of “Russianness” in his music for the most part comes from its emotional content. Tchaikovsky’s genius lies in his uncanny ability to penetrate deep into the soul of his people, transform those insights through the prism of his own experience and express it by musical means. As a result, his compositions astound as both detailed and large-scale studies of human emotion and psychology, truthful and at times extreme in their depiction. In his own words, it’s a “musical confession of the soul, which unburdens itself through sounds just as a lyric poet expresses himself through poetry.”
The presentation will focus on tracing these traits of Tchaikovsky’s music through several of his prominent works in different genres. Using audio-visual materials, we will dive into his writing and explore how he applied his compositional principles in practice. We will also observe the dramatic change that his style undergoes through the years. Audience questions are welcome both during and at the end of the presentation.
the Maria Opasnov Tyler ’52 Fund.
Portrait by Nikolai Kuznetsov, 1893.
Mar 8, 7:30 PMVisions of Paradise: Tchaikovsky’s <em>String Quartet No. 2</em>
In the intimate setting of the musical salon, the group will explore the background and historical context of this masterpiece and trace its important musical ideas before performing the piece in its entirety.Event Date:Sunday, March 8, 2020 - 7:30pm
Apr 25, 7:30 PM
Apr 4, 7:30 PM
Apr 23, 7:30 PMSkylark Ensemble presents <em>Sub Rosa: Secrets Revealed</em>
What might happen if Robert Langdon, professor of Symbology, were enlisted to explore hidden symbols, secret codes, and long-forgotten historical connections buried in manuscripts of choral music over the centuries? Join Skylark to find out!Event Date:Thursday, April 23, 2020 - 7:30pm
Mar 19, 1 PMMidday Muse: <em>Romantic Horns</em>, Fred Aldrich and Friends
Romantic Horns presents works by composers Constantin Homilius, Franz Strauss, Georges Bizet and Nikolai Tcherepnin, performed by horn players Fred Aldrich, Robert Marlatt, Lauren Winter and Kevin Owen.Event Date:Thursday, March 19, 2020 - 1:00pm