An exploration of 19th Century Russian artistic identity. Looking at the creations of Borodin and Pushkin, we examined questions of foreignness, Russianness, exoticism, and nationalistic hostility, all the while comparing the composer's opera, Prince Igor, to the author's extended poem, "The Captive of the Caucasus." Personnel for the opera: Ivan Petrov as Igor Svyatoslavich, Tatyana Tugarinova as Yaroslavna, Vladimir Atlantov as Vladimir Igoryevich, Artur Eisen as Vladimir Galitsky, Alexander Vedernikov as Konchak, and Yelena Obraztsova as Konchakovna.
This edition of Afternoon Classical features music by Antonin Dvorák, Gabriel Fauré and Joseph Haydn. This in addition to the Bach Hour, starting from 4:30 pm EDT through the conclusion of the program at 6p. Welcome and Enjoy the Show.