Russian version N. Rimsky-Korsakov memorial museum-flat Saint-Petersburg



SEASON 2011 - 2012

"MUSICA BRITANNICA: 100 years of British music"(A serie of 12 chamber concerts)

September 2011 � July 2012


The author as well as participant of the project is Mikhail Mishchenko, organist and musicologist, Associate Professor at the St Petersburg Conservatoire

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2010. September 26, Sunday, 7 p.m.
"Electrolyze of sound: instrumental electronic"
3rd concert of the cycle "TAX FREE: Young composers"

Young composers create pieces with electronic obligato. This project is aimed to explore perception of the frontier area between acoustic and electronic sound, both not existing here separately: the new performing techniques and use of various electronic sound objects create the integral and homogenous field of perception. Listener-s mind deprived of its usual checkpoints starts to stroll along electro-acoustic labyrinths carefully designed by the composers.

Composers: Vladimir Gorlinsky, Sergey Kim, Alexey Nadzharov, Alexey Sysoyev, Sergey Khismatov, Nikolay Khrust

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19th-22nd March 2010: International Conference

�Rimsky-Korsakov and his Heritage in Historical Perspective�

Venue: Rimsky-Korsakov Apartment Museum (branch of the St. Petersburg State Museum of Theatre and Music)

Rimsky-Korsakov, as a teacher of the St. Petersburg Conservatoire for over thirty years, united not only different generations of students, but also different styles and periods of musical culture � from Lyadov to Respighi, from Arensky to Prokofiev and Stravinsky.

Leading musicologists and experts in Russian music from various countries (Russia, USA, United Kingdom, Germany, Netherlands, Greece, Portugal, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Belarus) will take part for the first time in many years in St. Petersburg�s Musicological and Museological Conference. They will gather to share knowledge, views and their latest research.

In the cosy atmosphere of the Russian composer's apartment, the Roundtable will bring together Rimsky-Korsakov�s descendants (great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren), Igor Stravinsky�s grand-niece and her husband, and heads of composer�s museums. By bringing all these people�s memories together, we can shed light on the life and fate of Rimsky-Korsakov�s family, and revive the half-forgotten or erased names of talented musicians from the composer�s generation.

Among the conference�s special guests will be Richard Taruskin, Professor of the University of California (Berkeley), author of the world famous six-volume Oxford History of Music, a major work on Stravinsky and the book Defining Russia Musically.

At the conference there will be concerts in the Sheremetev Palace, the Maltese Chapel (with Russia�s Mikhail Mishchenko playing the organ), and in the Rimsky-Korsakov Apartment Museum (with Jonathan Powell from the United Kingdom on piano).

On March 19th an exhibition will be unveiled, which will display not only manuscripts and photographs from collections in St. Petersburg, Moscow and the Ionian University, Corfu (Greece), but also the unique electric musical instrument, the emiriton, designed in 1930 by a team of inventors led by Rimsky-Korsakov �s grandson, the acoustician Andrei Rimsky-Korsakov, which is currently stored in the Musical Museum in the Sheremetev Palace (a branch of the Museum of Theatre and Music).

The conference�s programme committee consists of:

Lidia Ader (author and project director, senior Researcher at the Rimsky-Korsakov Apartment Museum),

Nina Kostenko (Head of the Rimsky-Korsakov Apartment Museum).

How to find us:

Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov Apartment Museum� 28 Zagorodnii Prospect (in the yard);

Maltese Chapel of Vorontsov Palace, 26 Sadovaia Street (entrance through the Suvorov Military School checkpoint);

Sheremetev Palace, Musical Museum� 34 Fontanka river

For questions, proposals and news please contact:

Lidia Ader

Permanent guided tours:

An overall tour of the composer's apartment Fairy-tales in the creative work of Rimsky-Korsakov

Rimsky-Korsakov and the Mighty Handful group

Rimsky-Korsakov in St.Petersburg

Musical St.Petersburg (in English)

Duration: 40 min

Lectures and concerts:

Meetings at the house on Zagorodny Children's Musical Club at the house of Rimsky-Korsakov

Musical journeys

Musical youth of St.Petersburg

2009, November, 1

The deadline for sending proposals for the conference �N. A. Rimsky-Korsakov and his heritage in historical perspective� is now finishing. We very much appreciate those who have sent the abstracts. The results will be announced in the fall of November at latest. For more information look up the part �Conferences�

2009 Copyright � Lidia Ader (text) � Manko Alexsandr (design)

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