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Philharmonia: Santtu conducts Shostakovich & Prokofiev


Philharmonia: Santtu conducts Shostakovich & Prokofiev



PROKOFIEV Symphony No. 1, Classical
SHOSTAKOVICH Violin Concerto No. 1

Principal Conductor and Featured Artist join forces for an evening of 20th century classics.

Charismatic violinist Nemanja Radulović brings his ‘ENERGY AND FIREPOWER’ (Gramophone) to the stage in Shostakovich’s First Violin Concerto. Met with disapproval by the Soviet authorities, the piece did not receive its premiere until after Stalin’s death. The anguish Shostakovich must have felt at being repressed is felt in the painfully beautiful, yearning third movement, which leads straight into the wild finale.

Music from a student Shostakovich completes this evening’s programme. Shostakovich was just 19 years old when we wrote his graduation piece at the Petrograd Conservatory. But don’t be fooled by his young age: already, we hear the composer’s distinctive voice and style in one of his finest works.

First, we hear Prokofiev’s “HAPPY AND UNCOMPLICATED”, Mozart-inspired Symphony No. 1. Light-hearted and filled with dances, it’s the perfect way to open the programme.

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De Montfort Hall, Granville Road, Leicester, LE1 7RU

Tel: 0116 233 3111

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Philharmonia: Santtu conducts Shostakovich & Prokofiev (8 Apr 2025)



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