LSO - Shostakovich, Mahler
Antonio Pappano conducts the London Symphony Orchestra in a live concert from the Barbican. Shostakovich: Violin Concerto No 1 (soloist: Viktoria Mullova). Mahler: Symphony No 6.
Sir Antonio Pappano conducts Mahler's 6th Symphony with the LSO.
Live from the Barbican, London
Presented by Martin Handley
Shostakovich: Violin Concerto No 1
Mahler: Symphony No 6
Viktoria Mullova, violin
London Symphony Orchestra
Sir Antonio Pappano, conductor
Shostakovich's Violin Concerto No 1, composed during a time of personal and political unrest, it is widely considered to be one of the most significant contributions to the violin repertoire of the twentieth century. Mahler's Symphony No 6 is popularly known as the composer's 'Tragic' symphony, its final movement is punctuated by three devastating 'hammer-blows' that represent the inescapable force of fate.