Irony in music from the Soviet Union

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This lecture concert explored how irony was used in music as a subversive commentary about the Soviet state. This is a complex subject and can be observed on many levels in the music including ones which are purely musical. The concert programme included works by Shostakovich, Part and Prokoviev. There were four performers: Thomas Kemp, Adrian Bradbury, Stephen De Pledge and Rivka Golani who played Shostakovich Viola Sonata.

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This event was on Tue, 08 Nov 2005


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