BRAHMS & ŠOSTAKOVIČ
Auditorium di Milano Fondazione Cariplo
Symphonic Season
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Programme
Johannes Brahms Serenade n. 1 in D major op. 11
Dmitrij Šostakovič Symphony n. 6 in B minor op. 54

Faced with a Russia that had been crippled by the war against Hitler and by the Stalinist regime, Šostakovič was forced to give up his initial project dedicated to Lenin to compose a new, much more critical Symphony. Born in 1939, a crucial year in twentieth-century history, the Sixth in fact conveys the image of a restless and disturbing, grotesque and tragic world shaped by Šostakovič with a language that is deliberately disjointed and unbalanced, almost as if to mirror a world that had lost its mind.

Interpreters
Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi
  • Conductor John Axelrod