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Shostakovich 360° | Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

When
Thursday November 28, 2019 at 19:30
Where
Cadogan Hall, London
Tickets
£40, £32.50, £25, £15
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  1. Concert Waltz No 1 in D Op 47 - Aleksandr Konstantinovich Glazunov
  2. Sinfonia Concertante for Cello and Orchestra in E minor Op 125 - Sergey Prokofiev
  3. Polovtsian Dances, from Prince Igor - Alexander Borodin
  4. Symphony No 9 in E flat Op 70 - Dmitry Shostakovich

Inspired by his teachers Borodin and Glazunov, the opening concert of the 360° series features Shostakovich and the works that were instrumental in forming the radical Russian composer’s music, presented and conducted by Alexander Shelley.

Whilst Borodin and Glazunov demonstrate the rich Russian traditions produced in the nineteenth century, it is perhaps with Shostakovich’s contemporary Prokofiev that comparisons are most readily drawn. Prokofiev enjoyed popularity in his day as a modern, adaptable voice that in works such as his Sinfonia Concertante, written for cello and orchestra, resonates with a unique versatility of tone, expression and technical challenge. Shostakovich’s legacy has taken a different course of a composer heavily affected by political demand. In navigating the harsh realities of the Second World War and appeasement of the Soviet regime came his Symphony No.9, an abstract expression of hope for a nation ravaged by war.


Venue
Cadogan Hall
5 Sloane Terrace
London
London
SW1X 9DQ
England
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