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THE MIGHTY HANDFUL (Ethical)

By Fine Art Music Company (other events)

Sunday, January 28 2018 3:00 PM 5:00 PM
 
ABOUT ABOUT

“THE MIGHTY HANDFUL”
 - or THE RUSSIAN FIVE

for Piano and Voices

'The Russian Five' were a group of similar-thinking composers gathered around Mily Balakirev. Their moniker, 'A Mighty Handful,' was coined by an influential Russian cultural critic, promoting a purer 'Russian-ness' in their music beyond the growing hold of European influences.

 TATYANA RASHKOVSKY, mezzo-soprano

KATARZYNA SALWINSKI, piano

ROLLIN WILBER, piano

 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.'

MUSIC BY:
Mily Balakirev
Cesar Cui
Modest Mussorgsky
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Alexander Borodin

Mailing Address

Fine Art Music Company 368 Green Lane Philadelphia, PA 19128