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Shostakovich Symphony No.4

Published 19th December, 2018 in Concert or Performance
  • Location

    Sydney, NSW, 2000, Australia

  • Date

    28th August 2019 to 30th August 2019

  • Time

    All Day

The arabesques and infectious energy of Armenian folk music animate composer Aram Khachaturian’s extravagantly tuneful Violin Concerto, the ideal vehicle for virtuoso violinist James Ehnes’s suave and soulful playing. Shostakovich’s huge Fourth Symphony is a churning dynamo of sound for a huge orchestra. Visceral, grandiose, cartoonish and tragic, it is one of Shostakovich’s most pointed works: a jab at the pompous tyrants, and a cry of anguish. After its premiere was cancelled, Shostakovich turned to more covert means of dissent; his life depended on it. Shostakovich expert, conductor Mark Wigglesworth has the measure of this enigmatic masterpiece that retains an electrifying power and relevance to this day.

Published 19th December, 2018 in Concert or Performance

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