Semyon Bychkov conductor
Lisa Batiashvili violin
Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D major, op. 35
Symphony No. 8 in C minor, op. 65
This symphony no longer exists. All radio recordings are deleted, the distribution of the notes is prohibited. This happened to Dmitri Shostakovich’s 8th symphony after the Second World War. Their lyrical and doubtful basic tone did not match Stalin’s victory congestion and the propaganda machinery of his dictatorship. It is no coincidence that the composer uses some techniques from great musical ancestors such as Johann Sebastian Bach. Who could represent mental and physical pain closer to life than the Thomaskantor? Not out of this world either: the canzonetta of the second movement and many other passages in Peter Iljitsch Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto. Here a composer climbs back from the depths of the soul to the blooming surface of the earth. Doubt – joy of life. What an evening.
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At 4:40 p.m. an introductory lecture with music examples will take place on level 3. The lecture lasts about 20 minutes and will be repeated at 5:10 p.m. For a fee of € 5, you can reserve a seat in the introductory room when buying tickets by telephone. Reservations not used expire at the beginning of the lecture.