How to win a Stalin Prize: Shostakovich’s Piano Quintet | University of Oxford

How to win a Stalin Prize: Shostakovich’s Piano Quintet

Speaker
Dr Richard Taruskin, Kyoto Prize 2017 Laureate for Arts and Philosophy
Event date
Event time
15:00 - 17:00
Venue
Blavatnik School of Government
Radcliffe Observatory Quarter
Woodstock Road
Oxford
Oxfordshire
OX2 6GG
Event type
Lectures and seminars
Event cost
Free
Disabled access?
Yes
Booking required
Required

In this lecture combined with music, Dr Taruskin will focus on Shostakovich’s popular Piano Quintet – supported by the University of Oxford’s quartet in residence. Musicologist, critic, historian and author of landmark study “The Oxford History of Western Music”, Dr Taruskin has transformed contemporary perspectives on the performance and the study of music through his convention-defying historical research and essays.

The event will include a performance by the Villiers Quartet and Jeremy Young, piano.