By students and teachers


4th concert in the Tischlerei

Four composers and their interrelationship

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Mezzosoprano Jana Kurucová
Musiker des Orchesters der Deutschen Oper Berlin
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“His music really grates with me. He’s the first composer I’ve met where, when I read the score, I can’t hear the music in my head. But that’s unimportant. The future belongs to this boy, not to me.” Such was the comment of Alexander Glazunov, Head of the St Petersburg Conservatory at the time, on the young Dmitri Shostakovich, whom he assisted financially more than once.

Here we have an evening of music whose aim is to recall the musical tradition that spawned Shostakovich, chart his quest for his own musical voice and illuminate the conditions under which he made his way as a composer and teacher in Stalinist Russia. The concert will feature complex works of chamber music by Shostakovich and his students Sofia Gubaidulina and Galina Ustvolskaya as well as an adaptation of one of Shostakovich’s best-known film scores.

Programme

Alexander Glasunov (1862 – 1934)
5 Novelettes op. 15 for string quartet

Dmitry Shostakovich (1906 – 1975)
String quartet No 10

Sofia Gubaidulina (*1931)
„The garden of joy and sorrow“ for flute, viola, harp and speaker
„Gallows Songs“ for mezzosoprano, flute, accordion, percussion and double bass

Galina Ustvolskaya (1919-2006)
Symphony No. 5 for oboe, trumpet, tuba, violin, percussion and speaker

Dmitry Shostakovich
Suite op. 97 a (Film Music from „the gadfly“)

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