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Shostakovich: Symphony No. 12 – Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, Riccardo Chailly

Riccardo Chailly

“It is magnificent, how Riccardo Chailly and the Gewandhausorchester left no doubts as to the frightening ambiguity and grimacing in the Twelfth Symphony’s conclusion with its apparent loyalty to the regime by Dmitri Shostakovich,” stated Die Presse. The Twelfth is certainly not Shostakovich’s most prominent symphony, but it is often underestimated – this is proven on an impressive scale by Chailly and his orchestra at the Leipzig Gewandhaus. more

A World Premiere with Martha Argerich, Mischa Maisky and the Luzerner Sinfonieorchester

Martha Argerich Mischa Maisky Luzerner Sinfonieorchester

At one of her rare appearances with orchestra, Martha Argerich, the grande dame of the piano, joined forces with world-famous cellist Mischa Maisky and the fabulous Lucerne Symphony Orchestra for the world premiere of a commissioned work by Russian composer Rodion Shchedrin – Romantic Offering, a double concerto for piano, cello and orchestra dedicated to its very first soloists. more