February 1-3, Andris Nelsons conducts Mozart and Shostakovich featuring soprano Kristine Opolais

[Kristine Opolais]

Andris Nelsons conducts Mozart and Shostakovich featuring soprano Kristine Opolais, February 1-3
The BSO presents one of Shostakovich's most unusual symphonies, No. 14.

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About the Music: Podcasts & Program Notes

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Watch/Listen

  1. Brian Bell takes 60 seconds to introduce the program being performed on February 1-3. 2018.
  2. Audio Concert Preview by Robert Kirzinger.
  3. Shostakovich Symphony No. 14 Video Podcast by Anthony Princiotti.

Andris Nelsons, conductor
Kristine Opolais, soprano
Alexander Tsymbalyuk, bass

MOZART Serenade No. 10 in B-flat for winds, K.361, Gran Partita (40 min)
SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No. 14* (48 min)

    *Sung in Russian with English supertitles

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.