The Soviet censors called it an ‘optimistic tragedy’. Shostakovich simply called it his Tenth Symphony. Dark, impassioned, packed with secret messages and featuring a terrifying musical portrait of Stalin himself, Shostakovich’s Tenth is one of the most powerful of all twentieth-century symphonies. Andris Nelsons’s first Birmingham performance of this modern masterpiece will be keenly awaited – and the young Latvian violinist Baiba Skride is fast becoming a Birmingham favourite too. Sofia Gubaidulina’s Bach-inspired Concerto, written in defiance of Soviet oppression, makes a wonderfully apt prelude to Shostakovich’s epic drama.
Regrettably, due to the ill health of David Nice, the pre-concert talk has been cancelled.
Please note that the post-concert talk will still go ahead on Symphony Hall platform, immediately after the concert
c.9.45pm Post-concert chat
Stay late for a post-concert conversation with Andris Nelsons and Stephen Maddock.
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Andris Nelsons conductor
Baiba Skride violin
Gubaidulina Violin Concerto (Offertorium) 40’
Shostakovich Symphony No 10 50’
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