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A MIGHTY HANDFUL: Music of the 'Russian Five' (Ethical Society)

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Philadelphia Ethical Society

1906 S. Rittenhouse Square

Philadelphia, PA 19103

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FINE ART MUSIC presents:

Music of the Russian Five: A MIGHTY HANDFUL.

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TATYANA RASHKOVSKY, mezzo-soprano

KATARZYNA SALWINSKI, piano

ROLLIN WILBER, piano

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Approximately 150 years ago, ‘The Five’ were a group of similar-thinking composers gathered around Mily Balakirev. They essentially created a myth about themselves as a musical movement that was more ‘authentically Russian’ than the classic music of the Conservatory.

Along with Balakirev, were Cesar Cui, Modest Mussorgsky, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, and Alexander Borodin.

They worked to fill their music with imitative sounds of Russian life. They drew on folk-lore, fairy-tales and myth from Russian culture, all in pursuit of what Mikhail Glinka called 'the soul of Russian music.'

This concert blends music touched by folk and fairy tale, brought to life by these powerful composers in their songs, arias, and piano pieces. We will share part of their story, and frame it within the innovative musical journey of PICTURES AT AN EXHIBITION by Mussorgsky.

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