Russian Art Song: Rimsky-Korsakov Concert at the Sydney Conservatorium (Student concert). Free Entry
The works of Rimsky-Korsakov (1844 - 1908) are both unique and hugely influential for Russian music. Starting to seriously study music only at the age of 17, as one of Balakirev's students and a member of the 'Mighty Handful' circle, by the age of 28 he had managed to become a professor of the St. Petersburg State Conservatory. Apart from composing his own music, he taught extensively, edited and published scores of other composers, collected and arranged folk songs, wrote reviews and books on harmony on orchestration, and conducted. His music became a bridge between the era of Glinka and the composers of the late 19th and 20th centuries. Vocal music represents a significant share of the body of his works, with 15 operas and 79 art songs, which unfortunately are rarely performed in the West.
The songs will be performed on May 16 at the Sydney Concervatorium of Music by professional and amateurs singers who participated in the recent Russian Language for Singers course run by Natalia Melnik at the Sydney Art Song Society.
Singing: Natalia Me
lnik, Wendy Dixon, Mikayka Tate, Olivia Morberger, Rosemary Broomham, Graham Hill, Peter Gilkes, Lisa Munckton, Bruce Daniel
Piano: Wendy Dixon