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one of the mostsignificantfigures in Vladimir Ovchinikov, winnerof the SSEI'li'I‘I‘W‘. iti'illl‘:i‘:.r .. 20th century music, Sergei Prokofiev, 1987 Leeds Piano Competition and 1 WC;- mh; k L' was born. The celebrations well known now to Scottish audiences. a ' pronunciations, sonic surrounding this anniversary putthe ‘Anotherhighlight,' says Tassie, ‘is L honky mnkm‘hh theold heavily hyped blcentenary of Mozart’s the visit of the Rostov String Quartet. m Joanna and SI KK‘K! death, in April, tirmlyinto second They are very, very good and it is only < HORROR! atlas-hot place. Leading the way in presenting a through the political problems that they Shim".- “l‘l‘.”~“"""° closer look at Prokofiev’s output is are not established in the UK. There‘s a m l“,”‘”““”'°‘x “:“l‘ 3"“

, , are men ol wealth and Scotland 8 Prokollev Centenary lot more freedom for the arts now, [NC .md M show I” In. Festival- Offering performances or though. and it‘s not nearly so i elh-rdhe their hermit“... both Soviet and Scottish performers, bureaucratic. The main problem facing (csieih the Festival not only gives audiences the arts now is not political, it’s '2 I The High: More . .. the chance to hear both the familiar and finance.’ Now, somehow that has a Z" (London) Tho I Iioh more unknown areas of Prokofiev’s very familiar western ring to (carm maintain their precarious muslc, but works by otherSoviet Main) g hereh on the fence that

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Shostakovich as well as contemporary I music from the USSR. As Festival Chairman and I AdministratorGregorTassie explains, l

‘The main aim is to commemorate the birth of Prokofiev, but also to take up I the type of development that has been f happening in the last few years, the I l

Edinburgh and Glasgow, various u venues, commencing with RSNO, Friday 5 April. See Classical Listings or write to Prokofiev Centenary Festival, 8 Belmont Crescent, Glasgow G12 8EU for full information.

friendship and openness between Scotland and the USSR, which has come through perestroika and glasnost.’ Demonstrating such spirit of reciprocity are concerts, for instance, by the brilliant young Scottish pianist Murray MacLachlan, who tackles the complete cycle of piano sonatas, and a Gueen’s Hall performance by the I I cello/piano duo of Alla Vasilyeva and " . Alexei Smitov, who play the Sonata by Sergev Prokofiev to 1951

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The List 5 l8 April 1991—31