Shostakovich 4th Symphony

Shostakovich 4th Symphony Barbican Centre
onsdag 3 oktober 2012

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Med BBC Symphony Orchestra, Gustav Mahler, Dmitri Shostakovich, Neeme Järvi, Alice Coote och Michael Zev Gordon

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onsdag 3 oktober 2012

Barbican Centre

Silk Street
London EC2Y 8DS
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Tel: +44 (0)20 7638 8891

Michael Zev Gordon Bohortha (Seven Pieces for Orchestra)
(BBC commission: world premiere)
Mahler Rückert Lieder
Shostakovich Symphony No 4

BBC Symphony Orchestra
Neeme Järvi conductor
Alice Coote mezzo-soprano

Shostakovich was never closer to the spirit of Mahler than in his phantasmagoric fourth symphony, written and withdrawn during Stalin’s Great Terror. The composer intended it to be his ‘Symphonic Credo’, and it’s a work with an astonishing spectrum of characters and styles, from satire to high tragedy, romanticism to grotesquerie all fuelled with a near-delirious life force. Shostakovich was fascinated by Mahler’s vast orchestra and extended forms, a world away from the transparent orchestration of his mini-psychodramas, the Rückert-Lieder, performed here by one of the UK’s most treasured mezzo-sopranos, Alice Coote. The concert begins with a seven-movement exploration of our awareness of time passing by Michael Zev Gordon. Bohortha is a tiny hamlet on the Cornish coast with no roads from it: in Gordon’s words, ‘a beautiful image of open-endedness’.

Pre-concert talk, 6.00pm, Fountain Room
An introduction to the music in tonight’s concert
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