Anton Belov will discuss 19th-century Russian art songs in an upcoming Linfield College faculty lecture.
Belov, associate professor of music, will present “Romanticism, exoticism,
nationalism and revolution as reflected in the Russian art song of the 19th century” on Wednesday, Nov. 14, at 7 p.m. in the Richard and Lucille Ice Auditorium in Melrose Hall on campus.
The 19th century was the age of monumental social upheaval, spiritual crisis and unprecedented artistic achievement. Art song, the most intimate of all musical genres, reflected the zeitgeist of the Romantic age with particular poignancy. This lecture and recital traces the development of Russian art song from its humble beginnings to the virtuosic works of Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff and Medtner.
The lecture is free and open to the public. The Linfield faculty lecture series offers one presentation each month. For more information, call 503-883-2409.