Accomplice the night, presentation of the book by Giuseppina Manin + concert by Diego Petrella: Chiostro 2021

Accomplice the night, presentation of the book by Giuseppina Manin + concert by Diego Petrella: Chiostro 2021
Accomplice the night, presentation of the book by Giuseppina Manin + concert by Diego Petrella: Chiostro 2021
Cloister, the summer festival par excellence of the Giuseppe Verdi Conservatory in Milan: the presentation of the book is scheduled in the courtyard of the Conservatory at 18.30 Accomplice the night by Giuseppina Manin; the director of the Conservatory intervenes with the author Cristina Frosini and the reporter Cristina Battocletti.

Milano – At the end of the conversation, concert by Diego Petrella, absolute winner of the 2019 Conservatory Prize, awarded to the best student of the Conservatory (the 2020 edition did not take place), one of the most popular pianist of the last generation.

Milano – One night in early March of 1953. The rustle of the stylus carves the groove of a disk that spins around in circles. It would seem that the man lying on the sofa is asleep if it were not for the inert hand, reaching out towards the floor as if to seek support. In the Kuntsevo dacha, a few kilometers from Moscow, in a forest of oaks and pines, maples and birches, all is now silent. The snow falls relentlessly, covers every noise, except that insistent rubbing on the shellac of the 78 rpm, editions Mélodyia, listened to so many nights, and even that last one. Mozart, who knows by what secret paths, had managed to reach the dark area of ​​the soul of Iosif Vissarionovič Džugašvili, aka Stalin, up to tear away tears. But it wasn’t just the music that troubled him. It was who performed it: the pianist Marija Judina. Little known in the West because opposed by the Soviet regime for extreme religiosity and intellectual unscrupulousness, Marija Judina was one of the great figures of Russian pianism of the twentieth century. Intertwining historical documentation and narrative freedom, this book tells the story of a passionate and rebellious woman, a “nun” in sneakers in love with God and Bach, champion of all avant-gardes. Her clash with Stalin, who while keeping her at a distance, appreciated her brilliant talent, and her encounters with uncomfortable poets and musicians such as Achmatova and Mandel’štam, Shostakovich and Prokof’ev were legendary. The portrait of an eccentric artist, the protagonist of hot times.

Admission is free with reservation required via email, subject to availability of places. It is mandatory to wear the mask: those are allowed surgical disposable to those Ffp2, but not those of community.

This event was updated with new information on 06/16/2021 at 6:29 pm.

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