Lesson 3 language revision

Below are four short videos covering the core material of the third language session:

Letters covered in these videos:

Е е [ye]
Ё ё [yo]
Ж ж [zh]
И и [i]
Ц ц [ts]
Ш ш [sh]
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Listening in preparation for week 8

Since the lecture for this week will be on Shostakovich’s Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk District, there is no preparatory listening required.

If you would like to listen in advance of the screening or the lecture, please follow links below, as appropriate:

  • Click here to listen to the opera via Spotify

to listen to extracts of this via Youtube”:

  • click here (snippets)
  • or here (full opera)

Listening in preparation for week 7

Ivan Dzerzhinsky, ‘От края и до края’ [From region  to region], a Chorus from the Opera Тихий Дон [Quiet flows the Don] (1935), sung by the Bol’shoy Theatre Chorus

  • click here to access this via Youtube

Sergey Prokofiev, October (Cantata) Op. 74 (1936-7)

  • click here to access this via Youtube
  • click here to access this via Spotify

Dmitri Shostakovich, Symphony Number 5 Op. 47 (1937)

  • click here to access this via Spotify
  • click here to access this via Youtube (with score)

Nikolai Myaskovsky, Symphony No 12 (Collective Farm Symphony) OP. 35 (1932)

  • click here for first movement via Spotify
  • click here for second movement via Spotify
  • click here for third (final) movement via Spotify