Russian Philharmonic of NovosibirskThursday 26 May 7:30pm Classical Music
Venue: Royal Concert Hall
Running time: 1 hour 50 minutes
Age Guidance: 7+
Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult aged 18+
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Thomas Sanderling conductor
Pavel Kolesnikov piano
Shostakovich Symphony No. 9
Grieg Piano Concerto
Sibelius Symphony No. 5
Since Beethoven, all composers embarking on their ninth symphony have felt the weight of history on them. Pity Shostakovich, then, whose playful homage to the classical symphonies of Haydn was banned by Russian authorities until 1953. Nevertheless, it’s a brilliantly entertaining work, shot through with Shostakovich’s biting wit. Novosibirsk’s musical hero, Pavel Kolesnikov, is the soloist in Grieg’s Piano Concerto. It bears the imprint of Schumann – deeply admired by Grieg – but it’s still a strikingly original piece, blending its passionate solo voice with the rich colours of Norwegian folk music. Sibelius’s Fifth Symphony matches Grieg for melodies, creating real sweep and grandeur, and building from hushed daybreak to a hymn-like finale.
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Free pre-concert talk, 6.20pm in the auditorium:
Dr Jonathan James on Shostakovich’s Ninth Symphony.