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November 2018
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  • Music on the Bone: The Extraordinary History of the X-ray Record

    Calvert 22

  • November 22 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Open
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  • 22 Calvert Avenue E2 7JP
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    Explore the strange world of bootleg X-ray records at a talk by Stephen Coates and Paul Heartfield, who will then record a live performance by Hungary’s favourite jazz singer, Veronika Harcsa, using this mysterious technology. In the Cold War-era Soviet Union, popular culture was ruthlessly controlled by the state. A daring subculture of rebels and music lovers fought the system by recording banned jazz, rock ‘n’ roll and Russian samizdat music onto old X-ray film, a forbidden technology created by a unique group…

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£15-£40
  • Liszt, Kodály and Bartók at Cadogan Hall

    Cadogan Hall

  • November 27 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Open
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  • 5 Sloane Terrace SW1X 9DQ
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    In 1940, Bartók fled his native Hungary for the USA as World War II ravaged Europe. A happy outcome was a commission by the Boston Symphony Orchestra of the Concerto for Orchestra, a work that places the orchestra centre-stage through a joyful celebration of music. Kodály’s exquisite miniatures, Dances of Galánta, are imbued with Hungarian folk music and Liszt Piano Competition Winner and BBC Young Generation Artist Mariam Batsashvili performs Liszt’s poetic and dramatic Piano Concerto No.1. Conductor: Alexander Shelley Piano: Mariam Batsashvili Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Programme: Zoltán Kodály: Dances…

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