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Andris Nelsons conducts Mozart and Shostakovich featuring soprano Kristine Opolais

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The BSO presents one of Shostakovich's most unusual symphonies, No. 14, which continues the BSO's complete cycle of Shostakovich symphonies being recorded for future release on Deutsche Grammophon. Composed in 1969 and dedicated to Benjamin Britten, No. 14 requires the smallest instrumental forces of any Shostakovich symphony-string orchestra with ten percussionists. Opening the program is music of a very different stripe, Mozart's wonderfully amiable Gran Partita for winds. This sevenmovement serenade dates from about 1782 and is considered by many the finest work of "Harmoniemusik"- music for wind band-ever written.

Featured Performers

Andris   Nelsons, conductor Andris Nelsons, conductor Kristine    Opolais, soprano Kristine Opolais, soprano
Program Notes Audio
MOZART - Serenade No. 10 in B-flat for winds, K.361, Gran partita
SHOSTAKOVICH - Symphony No. 14
Sung in Russian with English supertitles