17 Aug 2011, Royal Albert Hall
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Proms 2011 Prom 44: Shostakovich, Stravinsky & Tchaikovsky

Prom 44: Shostakovich, Stravinsky & Tchaikovsky
19:30 Wed 17 Aug 2011 Royal Albert Hall
Esa-Pekka Salonen presents an all-Russian programme with an acclaimed young soloist.
Esa-Pekka Salonen presents an all-Russian programme with an acclaimed young soloist.

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Former BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist Lisa Batiashvili has a special relationship with Shostakovich's profoundly moving concerto, as she demonstrated in a recent recording with tonight's conductor.

She sees the work as peculiarly emblematic of the Soviet era, whose later days she experienced at first hand - a metaphorical escape and symbol of freedom for those struggling to function within the system.

Stravinsky's tragic puppet love triangle dazzles in its 1947 revision, while Tchaikovsky's Russian-sounding music animates Dante's timeless tale of forbidden love and eternal punishment.

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