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The centenary of the Russian Revolution has sparked a flurry of commentary on how and why the Soviet Union was born. On Tuesday the Baryshnikov Arts Center presented a program that reflected on what it was like to be alive inside of it. Subtle and sparse, the hourlong show pairing music by the Soviet composer Mieczyslaw Weinberg with black-and-white images by the Lithuanian photographer Antanas Sutkus delivered a lingering emotional charge.

The program, "Preludes to a Lost Time (Imaginary Dialogues)," was conceived by the Latvian violinist Gidon Kremer. For some years he has championed the music of Weinberg (1919-1996), a Polish-born composer from Shostakovich's inner circle, whose darkly lucid music is beginning to gain wider recognition. In recent seasons audiences as far afield as in Berlin, Madrid, Houston and New York had a chance to experience his harrowing Holocaust-themed opera "The Passenger."  PHOTO Credit Emon Hassan 

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