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 Presto Music Podcast, Episode 8: The Stalin Prize with Marina Frolova-Walker

MarinaIn the midst of the awards season for classical music recordings, this week I am joined by Marina Frolova-Walker, a Russian-born British musicologist and music historian, to discuss the subject of her 2016 book Stalin's Music Prize: Soviet Culture and Politics. Marina specialises in German Romanticism, Russian and Soviet music, and nationalism in music, and is Professor of Music History and Director of Studies in Music at Clare College, Cambridge. It's a great chat, taking in some of the lesser-known Russian composers like Myaskovsky, Weinberg and Kabalevsky as well as the two titans, Prokofiev and Shostakovich.

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Russian Federation Academic Symphony Orchestra, Evgeny Svetlanov

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Mindru Katz, Cristina Ortiz, David Oistrakh (violin) London Symphony Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra, Hollywood Bowl Symphony Orchestra, Aram Il'yich Khachaturian, Sir Adrian Boult, Aram Il'yich Khacha, Alfred Newman

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Staatskapelle Dresden, Michail Jurowski

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Sviatoslav Richter (piano)

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London Symphony Orchestra, Valery Gergiev

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Elisabeth Leonskaja (piano) Artemis Quartet

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Aleksei Tanovitski (bass) & Kostiantin Andrejev (tenor) Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, Narva Boys Choir & Estonian Concert Choir, Paavo Järvi

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