Received from a member
This is just to confirm that the
Pushkin Club event – ‘Vysotsky Without Guitar’ – details of which were
circulated on 3 March – is still definitely taking place this Thursday,
14 March at 7.00 PM. Please see attached publicity document for
details of this event.
Vysotsky Without Guitar
Sponsored by Pushkin Club
7.00 pm, Thursday, 14th March 2013 – in Russian and English
Pushkin House, 5A Bloomsbury Square, London WC1A 2TA
Tel: 020 7269 9779
Vladimir Vysotsky (1938-1980) was one of the outstanding creative artists of Soviet Russia in the 1960s and 1970s. Singer, song-writer, poet and actor, he gave voice to what many felt but could not express and was immensely popular in his lifetime. His career had a huge and enduring effect on Russian culture.
Alla Gelich will recite about 20 of Vysotsky’s songs (English translations will be provided) and together with the audience will try to find out whether his texts can stand on their own without the music and how relevant they are in today’s Russia.
After the readings, there will be a discussion (in English and Russian), which will focus on these two topics. There might be a vote on these two questions at the end.
Introduction in English by David Brummell.