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LSO - Shostakovich, Tchaikovsky

Presented by Martin Handley. Valery Gergiev conducts the LSO at the Barbican Hall. Shostakovich: Violin Concerto No 2 (with Sergei Khachatryan). Tchaikovsky: Symphony No 1.

Presented by Martin Handley

The LSO's principal conductor's passion for the music of his homeland is in evidence in this all-Russian programme of music written 100 years apart.

Tchaikovsky wrote his 1st Symphony in 1866, it is the composer's earliest notable work and is a piece the composer remained fond of, later claiming it had more substance than many of his more mature works. Shostakovich wrote his 2nd Violin Concerto in the spring of 1967 for the veteran violinist David Oistrakh - a role is taken tonight by the young Armenian Sergei Khachatryan who's performances of the composer's works have gained rave reviews.

Shostakovich: Violin Concerto no.2 in C sharp minor, op.129
Tchaikovsky: Symphony no.1 in G minor 'Winter Daydreams'

Sergei Khachatryan (violin)
London Symphony Orchestra
Valery Gergiev (conductor)

Followed by the next instalment of the Wigmore Hall's continuing decade by decade exploration of 100 years of German song. This week we reach the 1840s and music by Mendelssohn, Schumann and Loewe

Roman Trekel (baritone)
Malcolm Martineau (piano).

2 hours