Russian music and Fabergé

Mitchell, M. (2023) Russian music and Fabergé. East-West Review, 21 (3) pp. 7-8. ISSN 1759-863X


‘Fabergé and Anglo-Russian Quartets’ is a 19-minute Royal Philharmonic Society award film of the live concert by the London Chamber Ensemble – curated by violinist Madeleine Mitchell – presented at the Victoria and Albert Museum on 21st January this year to accompany the museum’s exhibition ‘Fabergé in London: Romance to Revolution’ (20th November 2021 to 8th May 2022). The 19-minute fi lm contains beautiful Fabergé images kindly supplied by Wartski;* fascinating archive footage from the Royal College of Music, including Tchaikovsky’s signature in the Visitors’ Book; letters from Tchaikovsky and Glazunov to Sir Ch arles Villiers Stanford; and Herbert Howells’ ‘Luchinushka’ manuscript. There is also footage of the Russian Orthodox Cathedral near the Victoria and Albert Museum, linking the architect Lewis Vulliamy, a fellow Huguenot, with Fabergé. The film can be seen on YouTube:

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