Through a half-shut gate

A listening guide to Rachmaninov's Preludes, with Prof. Pier Paolo Bellini at TU Dublin

On 1 February at Technological University Dublin (TUD), Professor Pier Paolo Bellini gave a unique audiovisual presentation 'Through a Half Shut Gate'. He sought to help the audience listen more acutely to two beautiful preludes by Rachmaninoff. To aid an understanding of the profound human meaning of the selected musical pieces, Prof Bellini used poetic excerpts from the Italian poet Eugenio Montale and a selection of Van Gogh's masterpieces.

Prof. Bellini is a Researcher in the Sociology of Cultural Processes at the University of Molise (Italy).