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Symphony No. 8, Shostakovich

Shostakovich 8

8:00 PM
Rachmaninov, Shostakovich
Saturday, April 18, 2015

Winner of the 2011 Tchaikovsky International Piano Competition, Daniil Trifonov excites critics and audiences worldwide: “He offers far more than mere virtuosity … he demonstrates an elegant touch, witty grace and poetic insight” (The New York Times). In this appearance with the CSO, he performs Rachmaninov’s youthfully exuberant First Piano Concerto. Conductor Semyon Bychkov pairs this work with Shostakovich’s most ferocious symphony, a 1943 work that reflects WWII in its relentless third-movement scherzo, punctuated with breathtaking squeals and crashes as if from flying missiles.


  • Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No. 1
  • Shostakovich Symphony No. 8

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This performance is part of the:

Saturday D Series >

Preconcert Conversation Information

Preconcert conversations with Derek Matson.
30 minute run-time.

Thurs., April 16, 7 p.m. Grainger Ballroom
Fri., April 17, 12:15 p.m. Armour Stage
Sat., April 18, 7 p.m. Grainger Ballroom
Tues., April 21, 6:30 p.m. Grainger Ballroom


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