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Lecture: The Life and Times of Shostakovich with Marina Frolova-Walker

The Complete Shostakovich Quartets

Sun 30 Oct
Classical

Lecture: The Life and Times of Shostakovich with Marina Frolova-Walker

The Complete Shostakovich Quartets

Musicologist Marina Frolova-Walker discusses the complete Shostakovich quartets.


We often refer to Shostakovich’s quartets as his most private works, while they were to all intents and purposes public – written for the concert stage and often subjected to intense scrutiny by committees and critics. In this overview of the whole cycle, Marina Frolova-Walker will ask the question: what was Shostakovich able to do in his quartets that he couldn’t do equally well in other genres? Do the quartets give us some kind of privileged access to the inner life of the composer?


Marina Frolova-Walker is a Moscow-born British musicologist. She is Professor of Music History at the University of Cambridge and Professor of Music at Gresham College, London. She has lectured and written widely on Russian and Soviet music and is a regular guest on BBC Radio 3.

This lecture will last approx. 45 mins

Date:Sun 30 Oct
Start time:4pm (Doors: 3.30pm)
Venue:St Pancras Room
Price:£9.50
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