BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
1 Oct 2020, Glasgow City Halls
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BBC SSO 2020-21 Season Afternoon Concert: Shostakovich 14

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Afternoon Concert: Shostakovich 14
14:00 Thu 1 Oct 2020 Glasgow City Halls
Mark Wigglesworth conducts works by Britten and Shostakovich
Mark Wigglesworth conducts works by Britten and Shostakovich

This concert is online/on-air only

Tickets are not available for this concert. You can listen LIVE via BBC Sounds and BBC Radio 3.

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This concert pairs two giants of 20th century music (who were also friends) at polar ends of their lives. Britten’s youthful genius shines through in this early work for strings while Shostakovich’s penultimate symphony, part song-cycle, part symphony, was written in the shadow of death. Conductor and Shostakovich expert Mark Wigglesworth believes it’s the composer’s finest work, a symphony about mortality that gives ‘the most inspirational of messages’. Live broadcast on BBC Radio 3, presented by Kate Molleson.