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Mussorgsky, Prokofiev, & Tchaikovsky at Sanders Theatre
a plunge into the heart of the Russian repertory
The third program of the season is a plunge into the heart of the Russian repertory, two beloved masterworks and the prelude to Mussorgsky’s marvelous, but sadly incomplete, last opera. Khovanshchina is a work that has had many champions—Rimsky-Korsakov, Stravinsky, Shostakovich—but has yet to find a firm place in the western operatic tradition. Thankfully for us the enchanting prelude, an evocation of dawn over the river Moscow, has become a staple of the concert hall.
Additional time info:
Pre-show talk with Benjamin Zander at 1:45 PM on Sunday, February 25.
45 Quincy Street, Memorial Hall, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138