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An evening of poetry and music reflecting the experience of the World War Two period: Osip Mandelstam, Paul Celan and T.S. Eliot read and introduced by Larissa Itina, Kristin Milward and Antony Wood; with music by Dmitry Shostakovich, J.S. Bach and George Crumb played by Nika Shirocorad (piano).


The programme introduced by Antony Wood


Shostakovich: Prelude no. 14 from 24 Preludes and Fugues, Op. 87


Mandelstam and Verses on the Unknown Soldier: introduction by Larissa Itina


Crumb: ‘Crucifixus’ (Makrokosmos vol. I)


Mandelstam: Verses on the Unknown Soldier

read by Larissa Itina in the original and by Kristin Milward in English translation


Crumb: from ‘Love and Death Music’  (Makrokosmos vol. I)


Celan: ‘Death Fugue’

Introduced and read in the original German and in Michael Hamburger’s translation by Antony Wood


J.S. Bach: Chorale Prelude in F minor


T.S. Eliot: ‘Little Gidding’, I and III–V from Four Quartets

Introduced and read by Kristin Milward


J.S. Bach: ‘Siciliano’ from Flute Sonata No. 2, BWV 1031



Drinks reception included in ticket price