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Proms 2017 Prom 68: Prokofiev, Tchaikovsky and Shostakovich

Prom 68
Prom 68: Prokofiev, Tchaikovsky and Shostakovich
19:30 Sun 3 Sep 2017 Royal Albert Hall
Valery Gergiev and the Mariinsky Orchestra and Chorus mark the 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution with performances of Prokofiev’s extravagant October Revolution cantata and Shostakovich’s darkly evocative Fifth Symphony.
Valery Gergiev and the Mariinsky Orchestra and Chorus mark the 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution with performances of Prokofiev’s extravagant October Revolution cantata and Shostakovich’s darkly evocative Fifth Symphony.

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Who better than Russia’s foremost opera orchestra and chorus to mark the centenary of the Russian Revolution? Along with Artistic Director Valery Gergiev they perform Prokofiev’s epic Cantata for the 20th Anniversary of the October Revolution – a work that captures the violence of the Bolshevik Revolution and the birth of the Soviet Union in bold orchestral textures and rich, folk-infused choral writing.

The cruelty of the Stalinist regime is captured in Shostakovich’s evocative Fifth Symphony, and regular collaborator Denis Matsuev joins the orchestra as soloist in Tchaikovsky’s final work – the single-movement Piano Concerto No. 3.

Image: Valery Gergiev © Alberto Venzago

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