Distinguished musicians from St Petersburg (Leningrad) are joined by members of the CBSO to mark 70 years since the heroic Leningrad premiere of Shostakovich’s Seventh Symphony in August 1942. That performance was relayed over public loudspeakers to the starving inhabitants of a city besieged by Nazi forces, and was an event of huge symbolic importance in Russian history.
Oliver Condy, Editor of BBC Music Magazine, explains why he has recommended tonight’s concert:
Here’s a wonderful opportunity to experience Shostakovich’s most poignant symphony commemorating the victims of the Second World War, one that quickly became an internationally popular symbol of resistance to totalitarianism.
The St Petersburg Symphony Orchestra
Brass players of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Alexander Dmitriev conductor
Peter Donohoe piano
|Rachmaninov||Piano Concerto No 3 in D minor||39’|
|Shostakovich||Symphony No 7, Leningrad||69’|
6.15pm Pre-concert talk by Stephen Johnson
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