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St Petersburg Philharmonic

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Southbank Centre: Royal Festival HallBelvedere Road, London, Greater London, SE1 8XX, United Kingdom
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Equally as passionate, but presenting another view of Russia, is Shostakovich's Symphony No.10. Premiered immediately following the death of Soviet dictator Stalin by the St Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra (then Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra), the work has a cinematic quality - a musical journey presented in wide screen. From the turbulent first movement, to the show-stopping crescendo of the last, it travels through a range of emotions including moments of still beauty, satire and violence.

The concert opens with Lyadov's atmospheric tone poem Kikimora. A work showing exceptional flair for orchestral colour, it is inspired by the legend of the Russian house spirit that causes mischief.

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