BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
25 Feb 2021, Glasgow City Halls
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BBC SSO 2020-21 Season Isserlis plays Shostakovich

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Isserlis plays Shostakovich
19:30 Thu 25 Feb 2021 Glasgow City Halls
Isserlis plays Shostakovich's First Cello Concerto
Isserlis plays Shostakovich's First Cello Concerto

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Concert Information

Let’s start at the very beginning. Or not, perhaps. Because The Father of the Symphony’s ‘first’ could well be from a later date, due to how little we know of his early output. No matter when it was written, it’s a bubbling, fizzing start to an evening that soon takes a darker turn: Steven Isserlis playing Shostakovich’s punchy Soviet thriller of a First Cello Concerto followed by Ravel’s famous, melancholic nod to Spanish court music. But we end in a blaze of sunlight with Mozart’s late, great G minor symphony, a work of wit and exuberance whose brilliance never seems to dim.

Live broadcast on BBC Radio 3, presented by Kate Molleson.