The Noise of Time
by Julian Barnes
Join PCM faculty and friends for this Prelude to the M&M concert, which is inspired by the book The Noise of Time. Preludes are companion events to M&M concerts, highlighting how the featured book inspired the concert program. They offer historical context, musical insights, and selections from the upcoming concert.
About the program
Under Stalin’s scrutinizing eye, artists were expected to toe the party line, avoiding any hint of individuality. Some acquiesced. Those who refused met a grim fate. Shostakovich led a tormented life, struggling for personal expression in a sea of repression and conformity. Program features works by Shostakovich and his contemporaries, appeasers and rebels alike.
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