“Сurtains Up!” Evening with Mr. Michael Webb

With just over a month to go before the BBC Proms 2012 kick off, we look back at the mid-twentieth century musical London when the curtain went up for a number of classical music artists from behind the Iron Curtain.

WHEN: Thursday, 14th June, 6pm
WHERE: Old Combination Room, Trinity College, Cambridge
FREE entry. Drinks available for purchase.

You are cordially invited to an exciting and informal chat with Mr Michael Webb who worked as Assistant to Britain’s leading Impresario in the 1970s and became involved with some of the world’s most renowned performers most of whom were Russian.
They include: the cellist, Mstislav Rostropovich, the violinist, Igor Oistrakh, the pianist, Sviatoslav Richter, the Borodin Quartet, the ballet dancer, Rudolph Nureyev, the orchestral conductors, Arvid Yansons and Maxim Shostakovich and the operatic diva, Galina Vishnevskaya.

Michael about the talk: “I shall recall some performances with selected musical extracts from their recordings and mention some anecdotes, which will illustrate the more human side of their characters”.

Please email akz22@cam.ac.uk with any queries.
Special thanks to Nadezda Chernenko, Dasha Ausiannikava and Trinity College Russian Society for their help in organising the talk.

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