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Articles tagged with "Russian Revolution"

How St Petersburg has inspired writers and composers

2 November 2016

Russia’s second city has inspired numerous great ballets, operas, plays and works of literature.

Anastasia to be relayed live to cinemas on 2 November 2016

28 October 2016

Kenneth MacMillan's dramatic ballet is inspired by the story of Anna Anderson, who believed herself to be the famous Russian princess.

The true story behind the ballet: The tale of the false Princess Anastasia

26 October 2016

Thousands wanted to believe that Anna Anderson was the miraculous survivor from the murdered Romanov family of Russia.

Watch: Insights into Kenneth MacMillan’s Anastasia

21 September 2016

Get a glimpse into rehearsals for the much-anticipated revival of MacMillan's dramatic ballet based on the story of Anna Anderson.

Rachmaninoff's dark side: Can great artistry exist without the agony of perfectionism?

26 January 2016

Rachmaninoff’s music is adored the world over, but he was plagued with self-doubt.

Creator and Destroyer: Chaos vs control in Szymanowski’s Król Roger

24 April 2015

The composer was fascinated by Nietzsche’s theories of mankind’s opposing desires for control and for chaos – theories that drive the dilemma of King Roger.