Tchaikovsky & Shostakovich

Salzburg Großes Festspielhaus Großes Festspielhaus

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  1. Salzburg Großes Festspielhaus Großes Festspielhaus

Instrumentation

  • Stephen Hough, piano
  • Yutaka Sado, conductor

Programmes

When he played his First Piano Concerto to his friend Nikolai Rubinstein, his intended soloist for the premiere, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky was expecting a triumph – but what he got was a devastating rebuff. Dmitri Shostakovich’s Fifth seems to end in bombastic triumph with kettledrums and trumpets, but the celebration is a facade. The composer felt forced to erect it by Communist apparatchiks, keeping his true feelings well hidden behind. Both works have long been central to the most popular Russian repertoire. A job for maestros, with Yutaka Sado at the podium and the British virtuoso Stephen Hough on piano.

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Pjotr Iljitsch Tschaikowski

Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 1 in b-flat minor op. 23

Movements

  • Allegro non troppo e molto maestoso

  • Andantino semplice

  • Finale. Allegro con fuoco

Duration

32 Min.

Creation

1874/75
Dmitri Schostakowitsch

Symphony No. 5 in d minor op. 47

Movements

  • Moderato

  • Allegretto

  • Largo - Largamente

  • Allegro non troppo - Allegro - Più mosso - Poco animato

Duration

45 Min.

Creation

1937