London Philharmonic Orchestra - Edison Denisov, Berg, Shostakovich
Live at the Royal Festival Hall, London, London Philharmonic Orchestra under Vladimir Jurowski. Edison Denisov: Symphony No 2. Berg: Violin Concerto. Shostakovich: Symphony No 15.
Live from the Royal Festival Hall, London
Presented by Martin Handley
The London Philharmonic Orchestra perform Berg, Denisov and Shostakovich.
Edison Denisov: Symphony No.2
Berg: Violin Concerto
Shostakovich: Symphony No.15
Patricia Kopatchinskaja, violin
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Vladimir Jurowski, conductor
Berg dedicated his Violin Concerto 'to the memory of an angel', and a bottomless depth of personal loss lies beneath its gorgeous colours. Patricia Kopatchinskaja performs it between two final symphonies by two Soviet composers. Shostakovich's Fifteenth Symphony cloaks its sorrows in jokes, enigmas and pitch-black humour; two decades later, his friend Edison Denisov said farewell in a poignant, fantastical Second Symphony of his own. This is a rare British performance of a work that is close to Vladimir Jurowski's heart.