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Breaking Free: A Century of Russian Culture - Russian Revolutionaries. Anna Vinnitskaya

Anna Vinnitskaya (piano) performs at LSO St Luke's in London. Tchaikovsky: January, March and April (The Seasons). Shostakovich: Dances of the Dolls. Prokofiev: Piano Sonata No 6.

Fiona Talkington presents pianist Anna Vinnitskaya in Russian music from before and after the Revolutions of 1917.

Tchaikovsky: January, March and April (from The Seasons)
Shostakovich: Dances of the Dolls
Prokofiev: Piano Sonata No 6 in A major, Op 82
Anna Vinnitskaya (piano)

A century ago this week, Russia was convulsed by the second of two revolutions in a single year. (It's called the October Revolution because Russia still used an old calendar at that time.) To mark the anniversary, this Russian Revolutionaries series from LSO St Luke's in London features four pianists from Russia, Georgia and Ukraine delving into the riches of Russian piano music composed before, after and even during the momentous year of 1917 - by Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov, Medtner, Prokofiev and Shostakovich. In today's concert Russian pianist Anna Vinnitskaya includes Shostakovich's rarely heard set of pieces for children, Dances of the Dolls.
Part of Radio 3's season Breaking Free: A Century of Russian Culture.

58 minutes

Music Played

  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    January, March and April from The Seasons, Op 37a

    Performer: Anna Vinnitskaya.
  • Dmitry Shostakovich

    Dances of the Dolls

    Performer: Anna Vinnitskaya.
  • Sergei Prokofiev

    Piano Sonata No 6 in A major, Op 82

    Performer: Anna Vinnitskaya.
  • Alexander Siloti

    Prelude in B minor (based on J S Bach's Prelude in E minor, BWV 855a)

    Performer: Anna Vinnitskaya.

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