Session 8 language revision (week 11)

Below are three short videos covering the core material in the eighth language session:

Issues covered in this series of videos:

  • revision of conjugations 1a and 1b
  • introducing adjective endings
  • reading practice
  • some adjectives (vocabulary building)

Vocabulary building

  • тёмный dark
  • тёплый warm
  • толстый fat, thick
  • трудный difficult
  • холодный cold
  • хороший good, nice
  • частый frequent
  • медленный slow
  • молодой young
  • мягкий soft
  • новый new
  • первый first
  • печальный sad
  • плохой bad
  • последний last
  • старый old
  • счастливый happy
  • твёрдый hard
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Listening in preparation for week 11

Thew following tracks are worth familiarising yourself with after the final lecture of this term:

Prokofiev, Lieutenant Kijé Symphonic Suite: The Birth of Kijé

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Prokofiev, Romeo and Juliet Ballet Op. 64 The fight (form Act I)

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Prokofiev, Violin Concerto No. 2 Op. 62

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  • second movement: click here to access via Spotify
  • third movement: click here to access via Spotify
  • Click here for score

 

Seminar 7 language revision (week 10)

Below are four short videos covering the core material in the seventh language session:

Issues covered in this series of videos:

  • short dialogue in a cafe on the Arbat
  • revision of present tense of the verb (1b conjugation)
  • introduction to 1a verb conjugation in present tense (consonant-ending stem, stressed endings)
  • list of verbs learnt so far

Seminar 6 language revision (week 9)

Below are four short videos covering the core material in the sixth language session:

Issues covered in this series of videos:

  • reading practice (text on page 26)
  • revision of verbs learnt so far
  • the Russian verb (conjugation 1):  verbs not stressed on the stem
  • practising transcription

Seminar 5 language revision (week 8)

Below are four short videos covering the core material in the fifth language session:

Issues covered in this series of videos:

  • revision of all letters
  • a short text (Peter Green and the border official)
  • the Russian verb (conjugation 1): stem-stressed verbs
  • exercise: conjugating verbs of this type

Listening in preparation for week 7

Ivan Dzerzhinsky, ‘От края и до края’ [From region  to region], a Chorus from the Opera Тихий Дон [Quiet flows the Don] (1935), sung by the Bol’shoy Theatre Chorus

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Sergey Prokofiev, October (Cantata) Op. 74 (1936-7)

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Dmitri Shostakovich, Symphony Number 5 Op. 47 (1937)

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  • click here to access this via Youtube (with score)

Nikolai Myaskovsky, Symphony No 12 (Collective Farm Symphony) OP. 35 (1932)

  • click here for first movement via Spotify
  • click here for second movement via Spotify
  • click here for third (final) movement via Spotify