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22nd November 2013

Semyon Bychkov on Wagner

Spotlight – Listen – See in Concert – Reviews ‘Wagner’s operas are the closest music to Buddhism that I know,’ says Semyon Bychkov. He goes on to explain: ‘It is in a permanent state of unfolding. Yes, of course, there is a moment when it starts – but only because...

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15th November 2013

Semyon Bychkov on Contemporary Music

Spotlight – Listen – See in Concert – Review ‘For me, much of the value of performing contemporary music is the experience of working with the composer,” says Semyon Bychkov. “When you perform the music of the past, you rely on your own insight and knowledge, and what other performers...

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10th November 2013

Semyon Bychkov on Shostakovich

Spotlight – Listen – See in Concert – Reviews ‘I was born later than Shostakovich, so I did not live through the years of mass terror in the Soviet Union as he did,’ says Semyon Bychkov. ‘But nevertheless I understand the way of life he experienced and identify with it....

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24th October 2013

Semyon Bychkov on Rachmaninov

Spotlight – Listen – Review Rachmaninov was one of Semyon Bychkov’s idols from childhood. ;I played his piano music, I read everything I could find on him, including his letters. It was an obsession. And then I found myself at the Leningrad Conservatory, the youngest of all the conductors, and...

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