Interviews, Music, Reviews
TURETSKY SOPRANO CELEBRATES LONDON MASLENITSA FESTIVAL ON ITS 10TH ANNIVERSARY

TURETSKY SOPRANO CELEBRATES LONDON MASLENITSA FESTIVAL ON ITS 10TH ANNIVERSARY

BY Matteo Morelli POSTED 20/02/2018 8:49 PM

Founded in 2009, the London Maslenitsa Festival celebrates its 10th anniversary this year. Under the organisation of Ensemble Production and with the support of different entities, including Russkiy Mir Foundation and Russian Art and Culture, the Festival presented various events ranging from film screenings and art exhibitions to fashion shows, culminating in the Maslenista Concert […] Read More

Books, Online Shop
NIGHT IN NORILSK, book by Grigoriy Yaroshenko

NIGHT IN NORILSK, book by Grigoriy Yaroshenko

PRICE: £12.50 plus P+P

Grigoriy Yaroshenko. Norilsk. Published by White Space Gallery, London UK. In English and Russian, first edition of 1000. Paperback, 70 pages. ISBN: 978-1-9999442-0-9 More Information

Music
Masayuki Tayama Plays Shostakovich, St Mary Magdalene Church, London, 3 March

Masayuki Tayama Plays Shostakovich, St Mary Magdalene Church, London, 3 March

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 20/02/2018 10:00 AM

World-renowned Rachmaninov champion, Masayuki Tayama performs along with Camden Symphony orchestra. Marking the centenary year of one of the giants of 20th century music, our spring concert opens with the overture from Leonard Bernstein’s operetta Candide, one of his best known works. Masayuki Tayama, a highly accomplished pianist much in demand across Europe and Japan, joins […] Read More

Music
Vitaly Pisarenko, Piano Recital in Association with the Keyboard Charitable Trust, 20 February

Vitaly Pisarenko, Piano Recital in Association with the Keyboard Charitable Trust, 20 February

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 18/02/2018 12:27 PM

The extraordinarily talented young Russian pianist Vitaly Pisarenko, who won the prestigious International Franz Liszt Competition in 2008, will perform a thrilling programme of Schubert and Liszt, in association with the Keyboard Charitable Trust. The Keyboard Charitable Trust helps young keyboard players in building a professional musical career by identifying the most talented young performers […] Read More

Talks and Events
A TALK BY GEORGE ORWELL’S BIOGRAPHER MASHA KARP, Pushkin House, 27 February

A TALK BY GEORGE ORWELL’S BIOGRAPHER MASHA KARP, Pushkin House, 27 February

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 17/02/2018 12:27 PM

Orwell’s “Nineteen Eighty -Four” was once again a bestseller in Russia in 2017, and yet its readers know very little about the author they admire. Masha Karp’s new biography fills this gap. Published at the end of November 2017 by Petersburg publisher  “Vita Nova”, it immediately entered the Top-50 books of the year according to a popular blogger. Orwell […] Read More

Art Market, Talks and Events
Propaganda Porcelain: The Mirror of the Russian Revolution and its Consequences, by Petr Aven, Cambridge,  20 February

Propaganda Porcelain: The Mirror of the Russian Revolution and its Consequences, by Petr Aven, Cambridge, 20 February

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 16/02/2018 3:00 PM

This is going to be a very special addition to the Revolution public lecture series hosted by CamCREES and the Slavonic Studies Section at Cambridge: a presentation by Petr Aven on Propaganda Porcelain: The Mirror of the Russian Revolution and its Consequences. Porcelain was perhaps the most surprising material to be used for propaganda art […] Read More

Exhibitions, Reviews
REVOLUTION IN BOLOGNA. NO MAMBO-JAMBO AS BALBI MAKES HIS MARK

REVOLUTION IN BOLOGNA. NO MAMBO-JAMBO AS BALBI MAKES HIS MARK

BY Simon Hewitt POSTED 16/02/2018 10:45 AM

THE VENERABLE ITALIAN CITY OF BOLOGNA is not on most Russian Art radars, but right now there are two compelling reasons to visit: a show of contemporary art from the Gazprombank Collection, and a display of Avant-Garde masterpieces on loan from the Russian Museum in St Petersburg. Both exhibitions are being hosted by the MAMbo […] Read More

Exhibitions, Performance Art
Fyodor Pavlov- Andreevich, Live Performance: Temporary Monument No.0, Gazelli Art House, London, 15 February

Fyodor Pavlov- Andreevich, Live Performance: Temporary Monument No.0, Gazelli Art House, London, 15 February

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 15/02/2018 2:40 AM

Gazelli Art House is excited to invite you to a special private view and live durational performance by acclaimed Russo-Brazilian performance artist, Fyodor Pavlov-Andreevich, in support of the Russian LGBT Network. Temporary Monument No is a five-hour durational live piece examining the predicament of homosexuals in Chechnya. A region long affected by extreme homophobia, Pavlov-Andreevich […] Read More

Books, Exhibitions, Performance
NIGHT IN NORILSK, BOOK LAUNCH AND PERFORMANCE BY Grigoriy Yaroshenko AND Vytautas Sondeckis, THE PUSHKIN HOUSE, 27 FEBRUARY

NIGHT IN NORILSK, BOOK LAUNCH AND PERFORMANCE BY Grigoriy Yaroshenko AND Vytautas Sondeckis, THE PUSHKIN HOUSE, 27 FEBRUARY

PRICE: £12.50 including P+P

White Space Gallery in collaboration with Pushkin House presents a visual performance by Moscow based photographer Grigoriy Yaroshenko and renowned cellist and electronic music producer Vytautas Sondeckis to mark the launch of Yaroshenko’s new book Norilsk. Please join us for a performance of  live Guarneri cello and electronic EMS synthesizer performance by Vytautas Sondeckis, accompanied […] More Information

Film, Talks and Events
FILM SCREENING: YURY OLESHA, AKA “WRITER” BY ROMA LIBEROV, PUSHKIN HOUSE, 25 FEBRUARY

FILM SCREENING: YURY OLESHA, AKA “WRITER” BY ROMA LIBEROV, PUSHKIN HOUSE, 25 FEBRUARY

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 13/02/2018 10:50 AM

The film Yury Olesha, aka “Writer” is about the Odessa-born novelist who wrote two of the most popular and inventive works of the 1920s, The Three Fat Men (1924) and Envy (1927), before falling into alcoholism and inactivity. For Roma Liberov, Yury Olesha is symbolic of a failure to adjust to the new exigencies of […] Read More

Exhibitions, Photography, Research
Post-Soviet Visions: image and identity in the new Eastern Europe, Calvert 22, 23 February

Post-Soviet Visions: image and identity in the new Eastern Europe, Calvert 22, 23 February

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 12/02/2018 12:32 PM

Post-Soviet Visions: image and identity in the new Eastern Europe is a group show of photography exploring new visual representations of lifestyle and landscape in Eastern Europe. The exhibition gathers the work of a young generation of artists rising to prominence a quarter century after the end of Communism. The photographers in Post-Soviet Visions come from Georgia, Germany, […] Read More

Music, Performance
David Serero to perform at the Russian Culture House of London for the Stars of the Albion Festival, 17 February

David Serero to perform at the Russian Culture House of London for the Stars of the Albion Festival, 17 February

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 11/02/2018 11:00 AM

Opera singer and entertainer David Serero returns to London for a concert on Saturday February 17th 2018 at 7pm at the Russian Culture House of London (Rossotrudnichestvo) as part of the Stars of the Albion Festival.   David Serero is one of the most celebrated entertainer combining his classics of Opera, Broadway, World Music (Russian, Jewish, French […] Read More

Exhibitions, Talks and Events
FICTION AND REALITY IN MOSCOW: CARLOS DINIZ’S DRAWINGS FOR THE US EMBASSY, PUSHKIN HOUSE, 22 FEBRUARY

FICTION AND REALITY IN MOSCOW: CARLOS DINIZ’S DRAWINGS FOR THE US EMBASSY, PUSHKIN HOUSE, 22 FEBRUARY

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 10/02/2018 11:05 AM

In conjunction with the exhibition of illustrator Carlos Diniz’s drawings of the US Embassy Moscow opening soon at Pushkin House, Tim Abrahams gives a lecture on the significance of his work. Diniz was a key pioneer in developing the specialised role of illustrator – able to create seductive images that would convince clients, planners and […] Read More

Film, Reviews
The Curse of Lovelessness

The Curse of Lovelessness

BY Irene Kukota POSTED 09/02/2018 7:56 PM

The reviews of Loveless— the new film by Andrey Zvyagintsev–  abound in superlatives by professionals and film critics alike. So, why is it important to watch this film?   Structurally, Loveless unfolds as a crime thriller. However, it is certainly more than that. Apart from being an incisive exploration of the Russian society today, it is also […] Read More

Music
Vasily Petrenko Conducts Stravinsky, Royal Festival Hall, 23 February

Vasily Petrenko Conducts Stravinsky, Royal Festival Hall, 23 February

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 09/02/2018 11:00 AM

Vasily Petrenko leads the London Philharmonic Orchestra in a concert of music by Stravinsky, Rimsky-Korsakov and Elgar’s Cello Concerto. In times of tragedy, composers have always told stories. Stravinsky turned from the carnage of the First World War to create The Song of the Nightingale: a strange, wondrously bejewelled cautionary tale of man and machine. Edward […] Read More

Exhibitions, Reviews
OKSANA MASSIMA. Italians Bewitched by Black Sea Siren

OKSANA MASSIMA. Italians Bewitched by Black Sea Siren

BY Simon Hewitt POSTED 09/02/2018 10:00 AM

I FIRST came across Oksana Mas in an upstairs gallery of Kiev’s Saint Sophia Cathedral in 2010. Her giant Madonna, made entirely of painted eggs, was a work no man, woman or chicken could ever forget. In 2014 I was invited to her Culture Code show in Almaty by Mariana and Madina Gogova of Moscow’s […] Read More

Music
TCHAIKOVSKY AND CHOPIN BY LEEDS COMPETITION WINNER, ANNA TSYBULEVA, PUSHKIN HOUSE, 20 FEBRUARY

TCHAIKOVSKY AND CHOPIN BY LEEDS COMPETITION WINNER, ANNA TSYBULEVA, PUSHKIN HOUSE, 20 FEBRUARY

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 08/02/2018 6:58 PM

Anna Tsybuleva , triumphant winner of England’s most prestigious piano competition in 2015, returns to Pushkin House  . This is a rare opportunity to hear ‘a pianist of a rare gifts’ (International Piano Magazine) in London. In addition to Tchaikovsky’s Seasons, Anna will play a selection of works by Frederic Chopin. Programme Chopin: Polonaise in […] Read More

Film, Talks and Events
The Close Up Salon: Andrey Zvyagintsev at the BFI Reuben Library, 12 February

The Close Up Salon: Andrey Zvyagintsev at the BFI Reuben Library, 12 February

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 07/02/2018 8:43 PM

This discussion organised by Calvert22 and BFI  will examine the acclaimed dramas of Andrey Zvyagintsev. The panel is part of the BFI’s Close Up strand this February focused on the Russian filmmaker Andrey Zvyagintsev who has crafted one of the most masterful and exquisite bodies of work in contemporary cinema. Join our expert speakers who will […] Read More

Music, Online Shop
Oleg Pogudin, Songs of Love: Russian Town and Classical Romance, the Grosvenor Chapel, 13 March

Oleg Pogudin, Songs of Love: Russian Town and Classical Romance, the Grosvenor Chapel, 13 March

PRICE: £40 Per ticket

Alternative ticket pricing is available on request, please contact the office. Charitable Foundation Chance For Life brings the incomparable Oleg Pogudin, doubtlessly,  one of the  most iconic  Russian interpreters and leading performers of the 19th century romances and lyrical songs – to London this spring. He will give a single concert this March with his Songs of Love programme. […] More Information

Film, Interviews
In Conversation With Andrey Zvyagintsev, Film Director And Screenwriter

In Conversation With Andrey Zvyagintsev, Film Director And Screenwriter

BY Col Spector POSTED 05/02/2018 2:30 PM

To mark the release of his new Oscar-nominated film Loveless Col Spector talks to director Andrey Zvyagintsev about centrifugal storytelling and getting chilling performances from his child actor.   Col Spector: Where did the initial idea for Loveless come from? Andrey Zvyagiuntsev: After making Elena I was trying to think about what I would do next […] Read More

News
The Strange Story of Soviet Music on the Bone, with Live Performance by Barry Adamson, The British Library, 9 February

The Strange Story of Soviet Music on the Bone, with Live Performance by Barry Adamson, The British Library, 9 February

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 04/02/2018 11:29 AM

Join the musicians for the incredible story of the cold war Russian bootleggers who risked imprisonment to make extraordinary records of the forbidden music they secretly loved. The narrators and main researcher Stephen Coates will be joined for a one-off and very rare musical performance by underground maverick genius BARRY ADAMSON which will be cut […] Read More

Art Market, Reviews
BRAFA IN OVERDRIVE

BRAFA IN OVERDRIVE

BY Simon Hewitt POSTED 02/02/2018 10:30 AM

ART ASPIRES TO ETERNITY, and BRAFA doesn’t change. Every year a luxury car is parked in a side-aisle. Every year Philipp Geluck’s comic-strip hero Le Chat smiles smugly at you from the same wall. Every year Chiparus Dancers, animal bronzes and a wacky Panamerenko contraption strut their stuff in exactly the same place. And every […] Read More

Dance, Reviews
Spectacular Night at the Savoy.

Spectacular Night at the Savoy.

BY Marina Shtager POSTED 02/02/2018 5:30 AM

Kristallin Productions, with Linda Rogers as its director and producer, made its debut with a new ballet programme Sunday at The Savoy, in London, and brought an internationally acclaimed group of dancers. Indeed, the pool of global ballet stars who performed on Sunday night, was more than impressive:  the principles of the Bolshoi and the […] Read More

Film, Talks and Events
Prof. Ian Christie. Making the movies Soviet: New Direction in 1920s Russian film, Dorich House Museum, 15 February

Prof. Ian Christie. Making the movies Soviet: New Direction in 1920s Russian film, Dorich House Museum, 15 February

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 02/02/2018 2:57 AM

GRAD Gallery announces a new series of talks: Roaring 1920s in Russia: Art, Design, Architecture organised in collaboration with Dorich House Museum. The era of the New Economic Policy (NEP), from the end of the Russian Civil War in 1921 to the onslaught of collectivization and rapid industrialization in 1929, was a time of transition from […] Read More

Film
PARADISE (РАЙ) BY ANDREY KONCHALOVSKIY, PUSHKIN HOUSE, 13 FEBRUARY

PARADISE (РАЙ) BY ANDREY KONCHALOVSKIY, PUSHKIN HOUSE, 13 FEBRUARY

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 01/02/2018 10:15 AM

Pushkin House invites you to a screening of Andrey Konchalovskiy’s film Paradise which  is built around the intertwining destinies of three main characters during the Second World War: Russian aristocrat-emigrant and member of the French Resistance Olga (Yuliya Vysotskaya), a French collaborator Jules (Philippe Duquesne) and a high-ranking SS officer Helmut (Christian Clauß). Andrey Konchalovskiy […] Read More

Talks and Events
A revolution in visual culture 1905-55, Talk by Dr. Natalia Sidlina, Cambridge, 9 February

A revolution in visual culture 1905-55, Talk by Dr. Natalia Sidlina, Cambridge, 9 February

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 31/01/2018 2:21 PM

The talk will explore the revolution in representation which coincided with the Russian revolution of 1917. The lecture will be based on the extraordinary collection of photographer and graphic designer David King. Natalia Sidlina is Adjunct Research Curator, Russian Art Supported by V-A-C Foundation, her current role at Tate includes research to maintain and extend […] Read More

Opportunities
INTERNATIONAL ARTIST IN RESIDENCE COLLABORATION. DEADLINE 24 FEBRUARY

INTERNATIONAL ARTIST IN RESIDENCE COLLABORATION. DEADLINE 24 FEBRUARY

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 29/01/2018 9:18 PM

A unique opportunity to collaborate with the well-known miniature master Olim Kamalov from Dushanbe, specialising in  modern interpretation of Persian miniature art, who is looking for a Western conceptual artist. TERMS OF THE PROJECT AND  OF PARTICIPATION: The collaboration will take place at Kamalov’s studio in Dushanbe, Tajikistan over 25 days and will culminate in […] Read More

Music
Flight of the Firebird, Royal Festival Hall, 7 February

Flight of the Firebird, Royal Festival Hall, 7 February

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 29/01/2018 10:26 AM

Pianist Alexander Ghindin joins the London Philharmonic Orchestra and Vladimir Jurowski to perform Rimsky-Korsakov’s Piano Concerto in this all-Russian programme also featuring Stravinsky’s The Firebird. When Stravinsky joined forces with Sergei Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes, his creativity was ignited. The Firebird takes an old Russian tale of love, sorcery and rebirth and drenches it in sounds that no one […] Read More

Music
The Maslenitsa Concert, Cadogan Hall, 16 February

The Maslenitsa Concert, Cadogan Hall, 16 February

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 28/01/2018 11:21 AM

The Maslenitsa Concert 2018 at Cadogan Hall will be a celebration of music and dance marking the end of winter. It is the culmination of Russian Week in London, the Festival Maslenitsa with activities across the British capital. The Maslenitsa Concert will showcase the traditional and contemporary sides of Russian culture and will feature colourful performances by […] Read More

Music
Ilan Volkov Conducts Mahler, Royal Festival Hall, 6 February

Ilan Volkov Conducts Mahler, Royal Festival Hall, 6 February

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 27/01/2018 8:25 PM

Ilan Volkov opens the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra’s 2018 series at Southbank Centre. The evening begins with Liszt’s brooding From the Cradle to the Grave before accomplished soloist Pavel Kolesnikov (‘outstanding’ The New Statesman) performs Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No.4. The concert concludes with Mahler’s momentous Symphony No.1, which erupts in majestic brass fireworks. Performers Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Ilan Volkov conductor […] Read More

Books, Online Shop
ALEXIS GRITCHENKO. DYNAMOCOLOR

ALEXIS GRITCHENKO. DYNAMOCOLOR

PRICE: £60 plus P+P

Author: Vita Susak, Foreword: Michel Lievre. Ukrainian avant-garde / modernism. Cover: Hardback, 320 pages, Size: 250 x 310 x 25 mm. Language: English, Year: 2017. ISBN:978-617-7482-13-9 More Information

Exhibitions
Station “Russia” at the Architectural Biennale 2018 in Venice

Station “Russia” at the Architectural Biennale 2018 in Venice

BY Anna Kanunikova POSTED 26/01/2018 1:00 PM

Russian pavilion at the 16th International Architectural Biennale 2018 in Venice will turn into a railway station. The exhibition concept for the Russian pavilion has been kept secret until recently: finally, an agreement has been reached in the course of the delayed negotiations with the potential sponsor, JSC Russian Railways. Now they continue negotiating with […] Read More

Music
London Philharmonic Orchestra: The Fairytale Begins, Royal Festival Hall, 3 February

London Philharmonic Orchestra: The Fairytale Begins, Royal Festival Hall, 3 February

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 25/01/2018 1:49 PM

The London Philharmonic Orchestra and Vladimir Jurowski bring you music from Imperial Russia by Rimsky-Korsakov, Glazunov, Tchaikovsky and Stravinsky. Every revolution has its forebears, and Stravinsky learned his craft in St Petersburg amid the glittering sunset of Imperial Russia. His teachers, Rimsky-Korsakov and Glazunov, created musical worlds that glowed with magic and melancholy, and tonight […] Read More

Exhibitions, Reviews
Drawings from the Collection of Sergei Tchoban at the Beaux-Arts de Paris.

Drawings from the Collection of Sergei Tchoban at the Beaux-Arts de Paris.

BY Zoé Isle de Beauchaine POSTED 24/01/2018 3:38 PM

Anyone who wanted to see Sergei Tchoban’s collection of the Russian avant-garde architecture drawings had to persevere. In fact, it took me three months to finally see it two weeks before its closure. Open only on weekdays, only in the afternoon and closed during holidays, one had to walk (and get completely lost) through several […] Read More

Art Market, Exhibitions
Bidding for Glasnost: Sotheby’s 1988 Auction in Moscow, Moscow, Garage Museum, 23 January – 28 February

Bidding for Glasnost: Sotheby’s 1988 Auction in Moscow, Moscow, Garage Museum, 23 January – 28 February

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 23/01/2018 10:05 AM

Bidding for Glasnost continues a series of research exhibitions at Garage devoted to various events and phenomena in the history of Russian and Soviet contemporary art. On July 7 1988, Sotheby’s held an auction at the Sovincenter in Moscow that would become the most controversial art event of the Soviet era. Initiated by auctioneer Simon […] Read More

Talks and Events
Russia’s History through Art with Sir Tony Brenton, Cambridge, 30 January

Russia’s History through Art with Sir Tony Brenton, Cambridge, 30 January

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 22/01/2018 10:51 AM

Russia’s great 19th century representational painters (virtually unknown in the West) presented Russian history with drama and intensity comparable to that of Tolstoy and Dostoevsky. They tell deeply human stories and teach deeply political lessons. In his talk Sir Tony Brenton (former British Ambassador in Moscow) looks at their paintings and explores the world they set […] Read More

Music, Talks and Events
London Philharmonic Orchestra: A Golden Gala Evening, Royal Festival Hall, 27 January

London Philharmonic Orchestra: A Golden Gala Evening, Royal Festival Hall, 27 January

PRICE: £15.00 including P+P

The London Philharmonic Orchestra brings the power of Wagner’s Das Rheingold to Royal Festival Hall, conducted by Vladimir Jurowski to mark his 10th anniversary as Principal Conductor. Deep beneath the River Rhine glints the ancient Rhine gold. Far above, the great gods complete their fortress of Valhalla and prepare to rule over the earth. But the treasure […] More Information

Interviews, Talks and Events
PETER OSBORNE IN CONVERSATION WITH VADIM ZAKHAROV, TATE MODERN, 22 JANUARY

PETER OSBORNE IN CONVERSATION WITH VADIM ZAKHAROV, TATE MODERN, 22 JANUARY

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 20/01/2018 9:24 PM

​Learn more about Russian art, institutions and the Moscow Conceptualists from leading philosophers, artists and curators On the centenary of the 1917 Russian Revolution, Tate Modern presents the first major UK retrospective of the pioneering Russian-born artists, Ilya and Emilia Kabakov, and a host of rare propaganda posters, prints and photographs in Red Star Over Russia. In […] Read More

Dance, Theatre
Sunday at The Savoy, Classical and Contemporary Ballet Gala, Savoy Theatre, 28 January

Sunday at The Savoy, Classical and Contemporary Ballet Gala, Savoy Theatre, 28 January

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 20/01/2018 9:52 AM

Kristallin Productions presents Sunday at The Savoy and brings an internationally acclaimed group of dancers to perform some of the world’s most loved solos, pas de deuxs, and excerpts from classical and contemporary choreographic works at The Savoy Theatre. It is a classical and contemporary gala featuring  Igor Tsvirko and Evgenia Savarskaya of the Bolshoi Theatre, Sarah […] Read More

Opportunities
Vacancies: Art Researcher and Digital / Social Media Marketing Assistant – Russian Art

Vacancies: Art Researcher and Digital / Social Media Marketing Assistant – Russian Art

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 19/01/2018 3:00 PM

An emerging online gallery specialised in Russian Art is looking for a part-time (30 hours per week) Art Researcher and a part-time (30 hours per week) Digital/Social Media Marketing Assistant who will be able to work from home. They are looking for a native or bilingual Russian speaker, preferably with previous relevant experience. Unfortunately, the gallery […] Read More

Interviews, Talks and Events
Non-Historians Overheard. Boris Akunin in Conversation with Mikhail Zygar, Bush House, 24 January

Non-Historians Overheard. Boris Akunin in Conversation with Mikhail Zygar, Bush House, 24 January

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 19/01/2018 2:05 PM

Another discussion of the “Overheard” series will be on history and future of Russia On January 24, 2018, the famous writer Boris Akunin and author of  a 2017 best-selling book  The Empire Must Die  journalist Mikhail Zygar will meet in London to discuss the historical development of Russia and the situation in the Russian society. […] Read More

News
Paris and the Russian Avant-Garde Study Tour with Dr. Natalia Murray, 27 -28 March

Paris and the Russian Avant-Garde Study Tour with Dr. Natalia Murray, 27 -28 March

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 18/01/2018 3:20 PM

Inspired by the acclaimed recent exhibition Icons of Modern Art. The Shchukin Collection at the Louise Vuitton Foundation, this study trip will explore the fascinating interplay that existed between French and Russian art in the first two decades of the twentieth century. The variety of ways in which so many Russian artists, both men and women, succeeded […] Read More

Music, Research
Alexander Borodin: “I am Nothing More than a Sunday Musician”.

Alexander Borodin: “I am Nothing More than a Sunday Musician”.

BY Anna Lumbroso POSTED 18/01/2018 10:31 AM

Alexander Borodin was one of the rare talents to master two vocations: chemistry and music. A naturally gifted composer and a brilliant scientist, he was a member of ‘The Mighty Handful’, a group of composers dedicated to celebrating Russian heritage through their music. Unfortunately, he is not that well-known in the West. Time to breach this gap! […] Read More

Film, Talks and Events
Close Up: Andrey Zvyagintsev Film Retrospective,  BFI London, 1 – 22 February

Close Up: Andrey Zvyagintsev Film Retrospective, BFI London, 1 – 22 February

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 17/01/2018 11:00 AM

Don’t miss the BFI’s tribute to Russian filmmaker Andrey Zvyagintsev this February. Highlights range from his astonishing debut The Return to Leviathan – winner of the BFI London Film Festival’s Best Film Award – to his most recent achievement Loveless which Peter Bradshaw described as an “eerie thriller of hypnotic, mysterious intensity” in The Guardian. To enjoy two tickets for the […] Read More

Interviews, Talks and Events
LEONID PASTERNAK AND HIS DAUGHTERS, AS TOLD BY HIS GRANDCHILDREN, PUSHKIN HOUSE, 24 JANUARY

LEONID PASTERNAK AND HIS DAUGHTERS, AS TOLD BY HIS GRANDCHILDREN, PUSHKIN HOUSE, 24 JANUARY

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 17/01/2018 9:06 AM

An evening with the descendants of the Pasternak family, talking about the lives and work of artist Leonid Pasternak, father of Boris Pasternak, and his daughters Josephine and Lydia, who lived in England for most of their lives after emigrating with their father in 1921 to Berlin, and coming to England in the 1930s. Boris […] Read More

Music, Talks and Events
VLADIMIR VYSOTSKY – A CELEBRATION OF THE 80TH ANNIVERSARY OF VYSOTSKY’S BIRTH: “SATIRICAL VYSOTSKY”, Pushkin House, 23 January

VLADIMIR VYSOTSKY – A CELEBRATION OF THE 80TH ANNIVERSARY OF VYSOTSKY’S BIRTH: “SATIRICAL VYSOTSKY”, Pushkin House, 23 January

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 16/01/2018 10:52 AM

Vladimir Vysotsky was a singer, songwriter and actor who had an immense and enduring effect on Russian culture. He became widely known for his unique singing style and for his lyrics, which featured social and political commentary often expressed in humorous and down-to-earth language. He was also a prominent stage and screen actor.  He gave voice […] Read More

Music, Reviews
Undeservedly Neglected: Rimsky-Korsakov Romances From Sergey Rybin, Anush Hovhannisyan, Yuriy Yurchuk

Undeservedly Neglected: Rimsky-Korsakov Romances From Sergey Rybin, Anush Hovhannisyan, Yuriy Yurchuk

BY Robert Hugill POSTED 15/01/2018 3:00 PM

Lesser known parts of Rimsky-Korsakov’s repertoire reveal themselves in this valuable recording. There is one song on this new disc from Stone Records which is familiar, Rimsky-Korsakov’s The Rose enchants the Nightingale; I think I first heard it performed in the 1970s by Cathy Berberian. But the remainder of the disc is remarkably new territory. Pianist Sergey Rybin, together […] Read More

Talks and Events
THE PARADOXES OF TRUST: THE RUSSIAN REVOLUTION AND SOVIET SOCIETY, PUSHKIN HOUSE, 22 January

THE PARADOXES OF TRUST: THE RUSSIAN REVOLUTION AND SOVIET SOCIETY, PUSHKIN HOUSE, 22 January

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 15/01/2018 9:45 AM

Generalised social trust is essential for the peace and prosperity of any society. It was under serious strain in Russia, as the 1905 revolution revealed. In 1917-21 the new Soviet Government deliberately destroyed or fatally weakened most of the symbolic systems & institutions which earlier had sustained at least a limited measure of social trust: […] Read More

Music
ROS, Rite of Spring and Harold in Italy, St John’s Smith Square, 27 January

ROS, Rite of Spring and Harold in Italy, St John’s Smith Square, 27 January

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 15/01/2018 3:30 AM

The first ever opportunity to hear one of Berlioz’ most personal and heartfelt works played on the astonishing instrument which inspired the work. It is a very rare instrument, which may well have belonged to Berlioz or Paganini. Made by one of London’s finest luthiers Barak Norman, the gran viola is mid way between viola and […] Read More

Dance
Romeo and Juliet by Alexey Ratmanski, Live from Moscow,  21 January

Romeo and Juliet by Alexey Ratmanski, Live from Moscow, 21 January

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 13/01/2018 12:10 PM

Screening of a brand new production of Romeo and Juliet for the Bolshoi Ballet,  broadcast live by satellite from Moscow, will be run in more than 1,700 cinemas in over 60 countries: over 35 countries will take part in the live broadcast from Moscow on Sunday January 21. RATMANSKY’S NEW PRODUCTIONChoreographer and former artistic Director of the […] Read More

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