Kirill Petrenko conducts Mendelssohn and Shostakovich
In this programme, Kirill Petrenko first takes us to Great Britain. We hear Felix Mendelssohn’s Third Symphony, which was inspired by a visit to Scotland: atmospherically dense music, both austere and luminous, with folk-dancelike vigour. Dmitri Shostakovich’s Tenth Symphony – the first the composer wrote after Stalin’s death in 1953 – is programmatically very different. Shostakovich makes the repression of the Stalin era palpable with oppressive, often grotesque music, before closing with a brilliant movement full of hope.
Kirill Petrenko conductor
Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy
Symphony No. 3 in A minor, op. 56 “Scottish”
Symphony No. 10 in E minor, op. 93