A History of Russian Music from Catherine the Great to Dmitri Shostakovich

Thursday, February 21, 2013
(This program continues for multiple sessions)
Thursdays, February 21 – April 11

2 – 4 pm

Led by Stephen Kleiman
This class is full and registration is closed.

We will chart the breathtaking ascent of classical music in Russia beginning with the reign of Catherine the Great. Galloping onward from Glinka to Mussorgsky to Tchaikovsky to Stravinsky to Shostakovich, we will explore the incredible rise and unfortunate fall, after the Bolshevik Revolution and Stalin’s rule, of Russian classical music, from 1762 to 1975.

Stephen Kleiman holds an M.M. in composition from the University of Michigan. An orchestra conductor in Europe and former music director of the National Chamber Orchestra in Washington, D.C., his CD “Chamber Music of Stephen Kleiman,” will be released in this spring.

Materials List
No materials required.

Maes, Francis. A History of Russian Music from Kamarinskaya to Baba Yar. University of California Press, 2006. ISBN: 0520248252

This class is part of the Newberry’s Adult Education Seminars Program.

Cost and Registration Information 

Eight sessions, $190