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