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Oundjian Conducts Shostakovich's Leningrad

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Usher HallEdinburgh, Scotland, EH1 2EA, United Kingdom
On Friday 20 April 2018 at 19:30

As Hitler’s armies surrounded the city of Leningrad, Dmitri Shostakovich composed his Seventh Symphony. Written for massed battalions of musicians, this is music from the front line – they actually blasted it through loudspeakers at the Nazi forces. Every performance of the Leningrad Symphony is an event, and Peter Oundjian’s performance tonight will make a truly monumental contrast to Scriabin’s lush, fragrant Piano Concerto, played by the ‘awesome’ (Gramophone) Xiayin Wang. If you like Rachmaninov, you’ll love this!

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