On demand: Shostakovich - Passacaglia from Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk

GSOplayRecorded at Gothenburg Concert Hall: Stora Salen, Gothenburg, Sweden
Online until Wednesday 31 January 2018
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Shostakovich, Dmitri (1906-1975)Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District: Passacaglia

The dramatic intermezzo from Shostakovich’s masterpiece

The opera Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk is a terrifying story of betrayal, violence and murder. In the second act, Katerina has poisoned her father in law who has severely beaten her lover. The Passacaglia is a musical comment to those horrors, and also a premonition of the next scene where Katerina and her lover murder her husband.

Recorded for GSOplay 26 October 2017

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