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Mariinsky Orchestra / Matsuev / Gergiev

Sunday 12 December 2021
Großer Saal



Mariinsky Orchestra

Denis Matsuev, Klavier

Valery Gergiev, Dirigent


Dmitri Schostakowitsch

Symphonie Nr. 1 f-moll op. 10 (1924–1925)

Konzert für Klavier und Orchester Nr. 2 F-Dur op. 102 (1957)



Anatol Konstantinovitch Liadov

The music box op. 32 (1893)


Dmitri Schostakowitsch

Symphonie Nr. 4 c-moll op. 43 (1935–1936)


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Presented by Wiener Konzerthausgesellschaft

Pure Shostakovich

One of Russia's most historic institutions, the Mariinsky Orchestra is today one of the most important orchestras in the world: its mission, already evident in its early tsarist years, to devote itself to both Russian and European music, continues to define its repertoire. The orchestra will devote its three-day guest performance entirely to the works of Dmitri Shostakovich. Shostakovich's oeuvre is a lesson in how an artist can retain his creative freedom even in a dictatorship, despite constant accusations of formalism. Shostakovich lived and worked exclusively in the Soviet Union and was sometimes celebrated, sometimes condemned. Uncompromising in substance, now and then conciliatory in form, he brilliantly knew how to circumvent the dictates of socialist realism in order to express what he felt and what he wanted to communicate to his listeners.

In addition to his First Symphony, which Shostakovich composed during his student years and on which Alban Berg congratulated him, his Fourth is also on the program. This dates from the difficult period when he felt compelled to deal with the accusation of formalism published anonymously in »Pravda« and did not reach the stage until 1961.

Finally, Shostakovich composed his second piano concerto on the occasion of his son Maxim's 19th birthday. Denis Matsuev, one of the most important Russian piano virtuosos of our time, breathes life into the solo part. 


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