muziek - 2023

Maxim Osipov presents: special programme about Russian literature and music in the Balie

Shostakovich: Art under Authoritarianism

Making art under the threat of a dictator, confronts the artist with many practical and moral dilemma’s. Is it even possible to work as an artist under autocratic rule? Can culture be seperated from social and political developements? In this programme we discuss this topic by focusing on the Russian composer Dmitri Shostakovich who created his music under Stalin’s dictatorship. With Maxim Osipov, the Eliot Quartet, musicologist Saskia Törnqvist and Shostakovich’ expert Lev Akopian.

De Balie, 5 juni 2023