Michel Krielaars, Liza Ferschtman & Enrico Pace

Klank van de Heilstaat – muziek in tijden van onderdrukking
Wed 10 May ’23 20:15 uur
Wed 10 May ’23
20:15 uur
  • Wed 10 May ’23
    20:15 uur
    Small Hall
    Past event

The sound of the sanctuary state
Right from the early years of the Soviet Union, Russian musical life was changing. Composers were now required to create music that would serve the new socialist state and spur the workers to great achievements. This had major consequences for the freedom composers enjoyed. From now on, simple melodies, elements of folk music, sounds of factory machines and tractors, and especially the names of Lenin and Stalin dominated their work.

Those who did not fall in line could be shot or imprisoned in the Gulag. But even in the camps and prisons they continued to work, like Vsevolod Zaderatsky, Alexander Mosolov and Moisey Vainberg. Others tried to adapt, but at one point no longer knew what they could or could not compose. Sergei Prokofiev and Dmitri Shostakovich are good examples. Their lives and their music are the focus of this program.  

This show is entirely Dutch spoken and doens't have an interval!


Weinberg - préludes for solo violin
Zaderatsky - work n.t.b.
Prokofiev - Visions fugitives (selection)