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National Orchestra of Belgium & Alexander Melnikov

Shostakovich

orchestral
keyboard
Thu 15 Sep 2016 20.00
introduction by Pieter Bergé 19.15
start 20.00
expected end time 22.10

Under 26? Enjoy 50% discount!

Fire, technique and subtlety in Shostakovich’s most popular works

When he wrote his Fifth Symphony, it was sink or swim for Shostakovich. He had years of conflict with the Soviet state behind him and Stalin's patience was exhausted. Fortunately, the Fifth was greeted with unprecedented acclaim by both critics and audiences. Externally, Shostakovich is marching in step with the regime – quite literally so in the outer movements. But on a deeper level, he makes his intended point. Shostakovich's First Piano Concerto is equally popular. The exceptional role he created for the trumpet is completely unique, with regular surprising, unexpected, humorous and parodic elements. Despite its references to lounge music and jazz, this work still has a tragic, melancholic air. Russian pianist Alexander Melnikov is the perfect soloist to bring this concerto to life: his playing is renowned for its unusual combination of fire, technique and subtlety.

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programme

Dmitry Shostakovich (1906-1975)
Symphony no. 5 in D, opus 47
Concerto no. 1 for piano, trumpet and strings, opus 35

Jörg Widmann (1973)
Armonica (Belgian premiere)

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Dmitry Shostakovich (1906-1975)
Symphony no. 5 in D, opus 47
Concerto no. 1 for piano, trumpet and strings, op...

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performers

National Orchestra of Belgium: orchestra
Andrey Boreyko: conductor
Alexander Melnikov: piano
Leo Wouters: trumpet
Christa Schönfeldinger: glass harmonica
Teodoro Anzellotti: accordion

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National Orchestra of Belgium: orchestra
Andrey Boreyko: conductor
Alexander Melnikov: piano
Leo Wouters: trum...

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Thu 15 Sep 2016 20.00
introduction by Pieter Bergé 19.15
start 20.00
expected end time 22.10

Under 26? Enjoy 50% discount!

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