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An Afternoon of Duo Piano Music

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Spring 2012


John J. Cali School of Music


“Piano Faculty of the Moscow Conservatory, Past and Present”

Dr. Larissa Evdokimovna Slutskaya, lecturer

Vice-Rector, Moscow State Conservatory

Professor Mark Pakman, translator


Monday, 1:00pm

January 30, 2012

Leshowitz Recital Hall



Musicologist and Professor Larissa Evdokimovna Slutskaya was born on 15 May 1948 in the village of Trudoy in Belarus. She graduated from the Donetsk State Musical and Pedagogical Institute (Ukraine) in 1975. From 1976 to 1995, she worked as a head teacher in Moscow music schools ? 59 and ? 6. Since 1996, she worked as Chief of the Training Division of the Moscow State Conservatory named after Tchaikovsky.

In 2000, Dr. Slutskaya defended her thesis, “Improving the training of musicians/performers (the experience of the piano faculty of Moscow State Conservatory)”. From 2002, she was assistant professor in the Department of History and Theory of Performance of the Moscow Conservatory. Since December 2008, Dr. Slutskaya has been Provost for Academic Affairs at the Moscow State Conservatory, combining a professorship in the Department of History and Theory of Performing Arts. In 2010, by Presidential Decree, Dr. Slutskaya was awarded the title "Honored Worker of Culture of the Russian Federation."

Dr. Slutskaya takes part in many scientific and practical conferences and seminars at Universities of Russia on music education and pedagogy.


Fall 2011


WHEN: Beginning Thursday, September 15
Introduction: 7:00 pm
Film: 7:15 pm.

WHERE: 7pm in University Hall 1143
WHAT: Run Lola Run -- in German with English subtitles.
Please see complete schedule below.

Lola Rennt (1998) – September 15
The debut film for wildly popular director Tom Tykwer and Franka Potente (“Bourne Identity” and “Bourne Supremacy”). Lola has twenty minutes to find and bring 100,000 Deutschmarks to her boyfriend Manny before he commits a crime. Also featuring Moritz Bleibtreu.
Nirgendwo in Afrika (2001) - September 29
An urban German Jewish refugee family moves to and adjusts to a farm life in 1930's Kenya. Featuring amazing cinematography of the Kenyan landscape and fascinating encounters between the German family and their new Kenyan companions. Winner of the 2002 Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film.
Das weiße Band (2009) – October 13
Strange events happen in a small village in the north of Germany during the years just before World War I, which seem to be ritual punishment. The children of the villagers seem to be at the heart of this mystery. Nominated for Oscars for Cinematography and as Best Foreign Language Film. 
The Baader-Meinhof Complex (2008) – October 27
A dramatic portrayal of the events around 1970s German leftist terrorism. 2009 Oscar and Golden Globe nominee for Best Foreign Picture. Featuring Martina Gedeck and Moritz Bleibtreu.
Im Juli (2000) – November 10
Directed by Fatih Akin, the most influential contemporary German filmmaker, this lighthearted travel story has it all: a little love, a little adventure, and multiple surprising encounters from Hamburg to Istanbul. Featuring Moritz Bleibtreu.

Das Leben der Anderen (2006) – Tuesday November 29
In 1984 East Berlin, an agent of the secret police, conducting surveillance on a writer and his actress lover, finds himself becoming increasingly absorbed by their lives. Winner of the 2007 Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film. Featuring Martina Gedeck.

Good Bye Lenin (2003) – December 8
In 1990, a young man comes home to realize that the wall has fallen and his mother has suffered a heart attack. By searching the city for communist pickles and more, he keeps her from hearing her beloved East Germany has disappeared. The founding film of German “Ostalgie.” 2004 Golden Globe nominee for Best Foreign Picture. Featuring Daniel Brühl (“Inglourious Basterds”).


All films will be introduced by MSU German Faculty at 7 PM and will begin at 7:15. Free and open to the public. Films will be in German with English subtitles. Students with an interest in helping to organize this or future German Film Series should email Dr. Pascale LaFountain at lafountainp@mail.montclair.edu.



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