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Music Matters Series: Russian Music of the 1930s-40s for Clarinet & Piano

  • La Grua Center 32 Water Street Stonington, CT 06378 (map)

Maksim Shtrykovclarinet
Misuzu Tanaka1886 Chickering concert grand

Russian Music of the 1930s-40s for Clarinet & Piano

Alexander Gretchaninov
Clarinet (viola) Sonata No. 1, Op. 161,
      and Clarinet Sonata No. 2 in F, Op. 172
Mieczyslaw Weinberg Clarinet Sonata, Op. 28
Sergei Prokofiev Flute (or violin) Sonata No. 2, Op. 94,
 transcr. for clarinet

The incomparable richness and intensity of Russian music following the 1917 revolution took on notes of sorrow, joy, and deep anguish during the early Stalin years. Three of the focal composers of that difficult, stirring period wrote wind and string sonatas that speak to us today with surprising directness — and beauty. Please join us as Maksim Shtrykov and Misuzu Tanaka return for their second Music Matters appearance. You've never heard so poignant and lovely a clarinet, nor such beautiful and heady pianism as when this duo play.

The 1886 Chickering concert grand, our 9' warm weather visitor, will make its third La Grua Center appearance. This 132 year-old time capsule is an extraordinary voice from the 19th-century, a concert grand of the sort familiar to our three Soviet-era composers.

Let friends know – this duo recital is a rare treat.

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Cash, check, or credit card accepted at the door. Age 18 and under admitted for free.

Seating is not reserved. Doors open 1/2 an hour before the start of the event.