• John Joubert
  • Under Western Eyes (1968)

  • Novello & Co Ltd (World)

Commissioned by Watney Mann Ltd.

  • 3333/4331/timp.perc/pf.hp/str
  • 13 singing parts, silent & speaking parts, chorus of schoolgirls
  • 3 hr
  • Cedric Cliffe after the novel by Joseph Conrad
  • English

Programme Note

Under Western Eyes traces the experiences of Razumov, a young Russian student caught up in the aftermath of a terrorist bombing. It deals with topical moral issues such as the defensibility of terrorist resistance to tyranny and the loss of individual privacy in a surveillance society.


Act 1
Act 2
Act 3