|22nd April 2022|
Usher Hall Lothian Road, Edinburgh West EH1 2EA
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Shostakovich wrote his Fifth Symphony in terror for his life and gave it the title ‘A Soviet artist’s response to justified criticism’. But the music tells another story: of fear, resistance and unbreakable courage. James Conlon explores the many faces of a 20th century genius – joining the phenomenal Simon Trpceski in the delightful Concerto that Shostakovich wrote for his teenage son, and unleashing the raw satirical energy of Lady Macbeth: music so outrageous that Stalin had it banned.
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