Sergey Gives Russian Music Talk in Lenox

Music: ‘Close Encounters with Music’

For the next in its series of “Conversations With” lectures, Close Encounters with Music presents an intriguing talk on film music of the Soviet and Russian eras.

It’s a gold mine of music of great composers like Prokofiev and Shostakovich, as well as lesser-known but daring musical experimenters.

Presenter Timothy Sergay is a professor of Russian literature and translation at SUNY Albany. Although neither musicologist nor film historian, his passion for, and expertise in, film scores came through in an interview for Compass.

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