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YULIA CHAPLINA & JONATHAN DEAKIN: RUSSIAN AND BRITISH COMPOSERS

Sunday, April 28, 2019, 15:00 - 16:30

Join us for a delightful afternoon of British and Russian piano music as part of the UK - Russia Year of Music 2019. The programme will include the gorgeous Sonata No. 2 by Rachmaninov and the lyrical and mysterious Sonata No. 9 by Prokofiev as well as several works for piano duo: the Valse from the Cinderella Suite, Sviridov's beautiful Valse from the Snowstorm Suite, Khachatutyan's Valse from the Masquerade Suite, Elgar's Salut d'Amour and many other delightful pieces by contemporary British composers - Gabriel Prokofiev, Matthew Sheeran and York Bowen.

POLITICAL PRISONERS AND OTHER VICTIMS OF REPRESSION IN RUSSIA, YESTERDAY AND TODAY: FORMS OF MORAL RESISTANCE

Tuesday, May 14, 2019, 19:00 - 21:00

An evening with Russian human rights activist and publicist Elena Sannikov who will be speaking about repression in Russia and some of the most interesting and remarkable stories and individuals to be found among those imprisoned for their political views or religious beliefs.

FILM SCREENING "SIX MUSICIANS AND THE CITY" FOLLOWED BY Q&A WITH FILMMAKER TATIANA DANILIYANTS

Tuesday, May 14, 2019, 19:00 - 21:00

Between East and West, between strong traditions and today’s innovations, between the nostalgic melodies of duduk and the beat of modern jazz, is Yerevan. Six musicians, six styles, six personal stories behind one of the most musical cities in the former Soviet Union. The film captures Tatiana Daniliyants’ ten years of research and an attentive eye for these musicians’ own stories and their extraordinary music.

PUSHKIN HOUSE MUSIC SALON: ANTONINA SUHANOVA PIANO RECITAL

Sunday, May 19, 2019, 19:00 - 21:00

In her Pushkin House recital programme Latvian pianist Antonina Suhanova explores creative and personal bonds between early 20th century Eastern European composers. Brought together by their love of music and mutual teachers, Kalnins, Vitols, Arensky, Prokofiev, Rachmaninov and Siloti socialised, conversed and inspired each other’s masterpieces, engaging in fierce disputes. The programme invites the audience to reflect on the diversity of the styles of these five composers united by their love and appreciation of the Russian musical tradition.

THEY ALSO MADE US WORK: RUSSIAN PEASANTS' MEMORIES OF WAR, OCCUPATION, AND THE HOLOCAUST

Tuesday, June 4, 2019, 19:00 - 20:30

Join us for an evening with Alexander Nakhimovsky who will speak about the language of the Soviet peasantry and what it reveals of their world view.  All through the Soviet period up to the 1980s, the peasantry was one of the most censored topics in scholarly and political discourse. Only in the 1990s were the constraints lifted. Scores of researchers--linguists, ethnographers, historians, and sociologists—at once started looking for, and recording, peasants who remembered pre-kolkhoz life and language. Alexander Nakhimovsky has a forthcoming book on the language and history of the Russian peasantry. This event is organised by Pushkin Club and all are welcome.

PUSHKIN HOUSE MUSIC SALON: ROMANOVS IN MUSIC

Wednesday, June 5, 2019, 19:00 - 21:00

This concert consists entirely of music written by the member of the Russian Royal Family as well as music dedicated to them. Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov, Narpavnik and Grechaninov all wrote songs on the words by Grand Duke Konstantin Romanov, himself a decent composer. Coronation marches, duets and solo piano pieces forms another major part of this unique concert commemorating the 400th anniversary of the House of Romanovs.

ROCK, PAPER, SCISSORS: STORIES FROM TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY RUSSIA

Tuesday, June 11, 2019, 19:00 - 20:30

Join us for an evening with one of Russia’s best contemporary writers Maxim Osipov, who lives and practices medicine in a town ninety miles outside Moscow. He will speak about his new book Rock, Paper, Scissors and Other Stories. In the tradition of Anton Chekhov and William Carlos Williams, he draws on his experiences in medicine to write stories of great subtlety and striking insight. With translators Alex Fleming and Boris Dralyuk.