Daniele Gatti (photo: Pablo Faccinetto)

Berliner Philharmoniker

Daniele Gatti conductor

Igor Stravinsky

Apollon musagète

Dmitri Shostakovich

Symphony No. 5 D minor, op. 47

Dates and Tickets

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Thu, 21 Jan 2021, 20:00

Philharmonie | Introduction: 19:10

Serie F

Fri, 22 Jan 2021, 20:00

Philharmonie | Introduction: 19:10

Serie B

Programme

On this programme you will experience two great Russian composers flirting with earlier epochs: Igor Stravinsky combines in his ballet Apollon musagète the cheerful light atmosphere of the classical era with the easy-going, urban lifestyle of the 1920s. Dmitri Shostakovich, on the other hand, composed his Fifth Symphony in 19th-century aesthetics of sound, ostensibly as a homage to socialism. But his music has a certain ambiguity: “The rejoicing is forced under threat,” the composer wrote. “One would have to be a complete fool not to hear that.”

Daniele Gatti (photo: Pablo Faccinetto)