Listening in preparation for week 1

Please try to listen to as many of the following items as you are able. This is a short overview list and is designed to give you a fast of the kinds of materials we will be looking at on this module.

‘Polyushko, polye’, sung by the Red Army Choir, music by Lev Knipper, with lyrics by Viktor Gusev in 1933

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Lev Knipper, Symphony No. 4 ”Poem of the Komsomol Fighter” in D Major, Op. 41, I. Andante maestoso – Allegro

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Vadim Kozin, ‘Druzhba’, available on Russian Light Songs Volume 1 (Black Round Records, 2010)

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Dmitri Shostakovich, Symphony No. 7 “The Leningrad”, Op. 60, I. Allegretto [

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Sergei Prokofiev, Violin Concerto No. 2, Op. 63, II. Andante

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Pokrovskiy Ensemble, ‘Porushka’, The Wild Field (Real World Records 1991)

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Aleksandr Mosolov, ‘Factory: machine-music’ [also known as ‘The Iron Foundry’] from the ballet Stal, Op. 19 (1926-7)

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