Skryabin and the Russians Festival

Skryabin and the Russians Festival

Skryabin and the Russians Festival

Date and time
11 - 22 Feb 2015 (6:15pm)

Royal Birmingham Conservatoire

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Festival pass:£50 (£30).

*Please note, festival passes do not allow entry to events taking place at the Symphony Hall*

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Experience an extraordinary 10 days in which we invite you to let the music of Alexander Skryabin get under your skin in the centenary year of his death, with the Skryabin and the Russians Festival at Birmingham Conservatoire.

Skryabin's mature style is intoxicating, richly exotic, sensuous and mystic, informed by his extraordinary life and the pursuit of theosophy and synaesthesia.

Purchase a Festival Pass, and you'll have free entry to all non-CBSO concerts and events during the festival.

As part of the festival, we'll explore other great Russian composer-pianists, including Skryabin’s teacher Taneyev (who caught pneumonia at Skryabin’s funeral, resulting in a fatal heart attack and a double centenary), Rachmaninov (his student friend), Medtner (who has a strong link to Birmingham through the advocacy and friendship of Edna Iles), less familiar figures like Lyapunov (another student of Taneyev), and then the great figures of Prokofiev, Shostakovich and even Stravinsky, who forged an apparently very different path.

Skryabin and the Russians Festival

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