BBC Symphony Orchestra / Bychkov

Shostakovich's Leningrad Symphony

16 January 2014 / 19:30


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Martinů Concerto for Two Pianos and Orchestra
Shostakovich Symphony No 7, Leningrad

BBC Symphony Orchestra
Semyon Bychkov
Katia & Marielle Labèque pianos

Semyon Bychkov, who holds the BBC SO’s Günter Wand Conducting Chair, presents two utterly contrasting works, both written during the Second World War. Martinů’s delicious Concerto for Two Pianos dates from his highly productive spell in America. Katia and Marielle Labèque are the ideal pianists to animate its dancing syncopations, soaring lyricism and crystalline textures. From boom-time America to the Soviet Union in the grip of winter and war, Shostakovich’s Leningrad Symphony pays tribute to the defiance and courage of the Russian people in a vast, compelling musical tour de force.

The concert finishes at approximately 9.45pm

BBC SO Plus Family 6pm, Fountain Room
An introduction to tonight’s concert for families with a free, meet the musicians workshop and discounted tickets.
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This concert is more suitable for older children

Part of All classical music events - 2013–2014 season
Part of BBC Symphony Orchestra 2013–2014

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