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Shostakovich’s powerful First Violin Concerto, which was composed in secrecy during the final years of Stalin’s tyranny, expresses the fear and fury of a composer suffering pervasive repression by Soviet authority. Its imaginative character is more than matched by Berlioz’s extraordinary Symphonie fantastique, from its sumptuous ball-scene with a haunting waltz melody to the evil howls and cackles of its witches’ Sabbath.
This program will also be performed on December 10.
conversations with Johann Buis. 30 minute run-time. Thurs., December 5, 7 p.m.
Grainger Ballroom Sat.,
December 7, 7 p.m. Grainger Ballroom Tues.,
December 10, 6:30 p.m. Grainger Ballroom
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