Vasily Petrenko conducts Shostakovich


Friday 29 & Saturday 30 July 2022, 7.30pm

Perth Concert Hall

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Vasily Petrenko conducts Shostakovich

Carl NIELSEN Maskarade: Overture (4 mins)

Wolfgang Amadeus MOZART Violin Concerto No.4 (24 mins)

Andante cantabile
Rondeau (Andante grazioso – Allegro ma non troppo, alternating)

Interval (25 mins)

Dmitri SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No.11 The Year 1905 (60 mins)

Adagio (Palace Square) –
Allegro – Adagio – Allegro (Ninth of January) –
Adagio (Eternal Memory) –
Allegro non troppo (The Tocsin)

Vasily Petrenko
Emily Sun

Wesfarmers Arts Pre-concert Talk
Find out more about the music in the concert with this week’s speaker, Tim White. The Pre-concert Talk will take place at 6.45pm in the Terrace Level Foyer.

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Did you know?

Despite its popularity in his home country of Denmark, Nielsen was never entirely satisfied with Maskarade, however he never got around to revising it.

Maskerade is considered to be the national opera of Denmark.

Carl Nielsen was a great admirer of Mozart; he even outlined Mozart's achievements as a composer in a 1906 essay to commemorate the 150th anniversary of Mozart’s birth.

Mozart composed all five of his violin concertos in a short burst, between April and December 1775.

Mozart's five violin concertos steadily increase in their musical sophistication. The last three (including tonight's Violin Concerto No.4) are now staples of the repertoire.

Celebrated as a musical genius, Shostakovich enjoyed a brilliant career until he fell out of favour with Stalin in 1936.

Shostakovich's Symphony No.11 Listening Guide

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