Van Zweden and Weilerstein
Prokofiev, Britten, Shostakovich
Thursday, May 29, 2014
Prokofiev’s Symphony-Concerto, played by the magnificent Alisa Weilerstein, embraces anguish and defiance as well as warmth and tender lyricism. Shostakovich’s neo-classical Ninth confounded expectations: instead of a triumphant celebration of Soviet victory over Nazi Germany, it is both sarcastic and cheeky, including a strutting march for piccolo. Britten’s Suite on English Folk Tunes enchants the ear with richly contrasting orchestral colors and textures.
Britten Suite on English Folk Tunes: A time there was...
Shostakovich Symphony No. 9
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