When: Wednesdays, Sept 27 – Nov 8 2:00 – 4:00 pm
no class Oct 11

Where: Rincon Congregational Church

Cost: $199.00 for 6 session(s)

Type: In Person


Instructor: Alexander Tentser , began his piano studies at age four in Kiev, Ukraine and continued his piano education at the celebrated Gnessin Russian Music Academy with Professor Theodor Gutman in Moscow, Russia
Alexander Tentser

Ukrainian folk and classical music offer a unique case study in multi-ethnic, cultural cross-pollination. Russia’s recent military invasion of Ukraine has intensified global attention to Ukrainian cultural identity and art. Despite Russia’s socio-political and economic control of Ukraine since the late 18th Century, Ukraine has retained a distinct ethnic and cultural character. Prior to its inclusion in the Russian Empire, Ukrainian lands (including its present capital) were part of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth and were influenced by the cultures of that region. Simultaneously, Ukraine had active economic and cultural ties to the Crimean Khanate and Ottoman Empire. Thus, Ukrainian folk music is an amalgamation of Slavic (particularly Russian and Polish), Jewish, ethnic Turkish, and Tatar influences. Trace the historical evolution of Ukrainian folk and classical music, examine its Russian and Polish counterparts and learn about the development of a national style and contemporary trends in Ukrainian music.

Week 1:  The Beginning: Ukrainian Lands and Their Cultures.
Week 2:  The sources of the Ukrainian folk culture. Ukrainian Dumas and Laments.
Week 3:  Russian Composers and Writers and Ukrainian Music.
Week 4:  The Father of Ukrainian Classical Music: Mykola Lysenko.
Week 5:  Mykola Leontovych and Victor Kosenko.
Week 6:  Yevhen Stankovych, Levko Revutsky and Boris Liatoshinsky.

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