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Recording of "A Shostakovich Prelude and Performance!" on March 25, 2021
Enjoy a pre-recorded performance, demonstration and live discussion of the demonic
Scherzo from Shostakovich's Violin Concerto No. 1. Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975)
is regarded as one of the major composers of the 20th century whose inventive harmonic
language and compositions under Stalin are fascinating. The performance component
will feature violinist Cade Fiddaman, a sophomore in the School of Music at MSU. Lori
Rosolowsky, a collaborative pianist, educator, singer-songwriter and founder/owner
of Open Sky Artists, will perform the orchestral part on piano.
Fiddaman and Rosolowsky give listeners a behind-the-scenes tour of what to listen
for and share fun anecdotes about their journey learning and performing this piece
together. The event is moderated by Michaela Bader, director of development at the
MSU Alumni Foundation, and includes a lively Q&A.
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