Renaissance Research “Conservatory Project” Pop Quiz: Who Are Isabel Merton and Anzor Islikhanov And What Do They Have To Do With Contemporary Music?
"Isabel Merton is a renowned concert pianist whose performances are marked by a sublime intensity. Away on a European tour, Isabel meets Anzor Islikhanov, a Chechen political exile, driven by a bitter sense of injustice and a powerful desire to avenge his people. They are drawn to each other both by their differences, and their seemingly parallel passions"
Extra Credit: What is the inscription on Dumbarton Oak's new Humanities Research Library, in Washington, D.C., which was designed by Robert Venturi?
Photo credit: (c) Dumbaron Oaks for the Trustees of Harvard University 2009. Copyright controlled. All rights reserved.
Harrison Birtwistle and David Harsent. The Corridor - Scena for soprano, tenor, and ensemble. World premiere 6/12/2009 Britten Studio, Aldeburgh, United Kingdom.
"loss and fealty are not what they seem" (David Harsent)