Squared Orient: Russian Visions of an Exoticized Spain
Elena Torres presents the concert "The Russian Vision"
Elena Torres presents the third concert in the series Musical Clichés: Visions of Spain, analysing how Glinka’s trip to Spain generated wide interest in Spanish music among Russian composers. The affinity between the two countries, which dates back the Napoleonic wars, gave rise to a tight network of cultural relations with music as one of its most brilliant manifestations.
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