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VI INTERNATIONAL CONSERVATOIRE WEEK FESTIVAL
CONCERT RPOGRAM

OCTOBER 26, THURSDAY
7 p. m.

The Sheremetev Palace 34 Fontanka Embankment

In 1712 a portion of the Fontanka River was gifted by Peter I to Field-Marshal, Count B. P. She remetev, praised for his victories in the Northern War. The construction of the two-story stone palace now in existence was finished in 1750 (architect C. I. Tchevakinsky). There is reason to believe that F.-B. Rastrellis plans were used in the design. After the revolution (from 19181929) the Fountain House received status as a museum of court life. The principle holdings for this museum were the col lections of the Sheremetev Counts, including a painting gallery, sculptures, weaponry, numismatics, decorative art furnishings, library holdings (music and literary collections, and manuscripts), Church icons and utensils, and the familial archives of the She remetevs. The Saint Petersburg musical instru ment collection is permanently registered in the Sheremetev Palace and includes over 3000 exhibits, the founder of which was Baron K. K. Shtakel berg, Court Orchestra Supervisor.

THE ROYAL ACADEMY OF MUSIC IN LONDON (GREAT BRITAIN)
FITZWILLIAM COLLEGE, UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE (GREAT BRITAIN)

DMITRY SCHOSTAKOVICH
(19061975)

24 Preludes and Fugues for piano, Op. 87 (195051):
No. 22 in g, No. 23 in F
QUINTET for piano and strings, Op. 57 (1940)

Tatiana URSOVA, piano

THE FITZWILLIAM STRING QUARTET:
Lucy RUSSELL, violin
Jonathan SPAREY, violin
Alan GEORGE, viola
Andrew SKIDMORE, cello

The concert is supported by
the U. S. Consulate General in St. Petersburg,
British Council in St. Petersburg,
the United Kingdom Shostakovich Society

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