Radio Broadcast

Ivashkin, Alexander V.. 2012. Radio Broadcast. [Broadcast]

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The Music Feature Programme on BBC Radio 3 dedicated to the 50th anniversary of Igor Stravinsky's only visit to Soviet Russia. During this time he had become the world's most famous composer and was first a Swiss and then an American citizen. Now at the age of 80 he returned at the height of the Cold War to a country cut off from the composer by revolution. What would he make of the old country and what would the old country make of him?

Bridget Kendall, the BBC's diplomatic correspondent and former Moscow correspondent tells the story of the composer's visit to Moscow and his home city of St Petersburg and the effect it had on Stravinsky, his party and the artists, composers and musicians living in the USSR. Featuring archive recordings of the concerts Stravinsky conducted during the trip, interviews with Russian writers and musicians who were in the audience

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Music > Centre for Russian Music


30 June 2012

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04 Sep 2012 08:45

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06 Apr 2013 15:30


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