Alfred Schnittke, Das Ritual
Ludwig van Beethoven, Coriolanus Ouvertüre, op. 62
Dmitry Shostakovich, Symphony n° 1 in F minor, op. 10
I Did It My Way - Beethoven & Shostakovitch
Whether it's a unique concert or a special presentation, this programme has plenty of room for individuality. Few composers were as young as Shostakovich when he presented his first symphony at the age of nineteen. And the premiere of Symphony No. 1 by the Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra in 1926 was something of a revelation. With a nod to vaudeville and a wink at the cheeky waltz, Shostakovich captured the zeitgeist of the roaring twenties in this masterpiece. His student days as a pianist accompanying silent films led to unexpected plot twists in Symphony No. 1.
Following a new production of Bizet’s Carmen at Oper Frankf