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City of London Festival 2005

Odes and Icons

Wednesday 10 May 2006 13:00-14:00 (Radio 3)

Pianist and New Generation Artist Llyr Williams plays Shostakovich, from last summer's City of London Festival, which had the theme Odes and Icons. From St Mary at Hill, presented by Petroc Trelawny.

Shostakovich's music is forever associated with the huge events of the 20th Century, his career encompassing two World Wars and between them, there was the formation of the Soviet Union. The concert features two works written during and after the Second World War.

Shostakovich: String Quartet No 8 in Cm, Op 110; Piano Quintet in Gm, Op 57

Duration:

1 hour

Playlist:

Llyr Williams (piano)
Royal String Quartet




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