Sir Antonio Pappano - Julia Fischer
It is always a delight to hear Antonio Pappano direct the Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia. The illustrious conductor and the Roman ensemble combine their talent in a poignant and heartfelt tribute to Russian symphonic music. They combine the overwhelming beauty of Tchaikovsky’s Pathétique Symphony and the dark lyricism of Shostakovich’s First Violin Concerto. Although composed half a century apart, these musical scores share a common intensity: one, inspired by the melancholy of existential despair; the other by the yoke of despotism. Violinist Julia Fischer lends her gifted playing to the mournful polyphony and ironic strains of Shostakovich’s masterpiece.
Violin Concerto no. 1, op. 77
Symphony no. 6, op. 74, "Pathétique"
Henry Le Boeuf Hall
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