Die Komponistin im Halbprofil Sofia Gubaidulina während einer Ausstellung in Berlin, 1986 (photo: Jürgen Köchel, Sikorski Musikverlage)

Musikfest Berlin

“Must it be?” – “No, it does not have to be.” Alluding contrarily to a famous quotation from Beethoven, in “Der Zorn Gottes” (The Wrath of God), Sofia Gubaidulina has created a work that confronts the human capacity for violence with a humanism rooted in spirituality. Andris Nelsons and the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig enable us to hear its German premiere along with pieces by Ludwig van Beethoven and Dmitri Shostakovich.

Gewandhausorchester Leipzig

Andris Nelsons conductor

Dmitri Shostakovich

Chamber Symphony in C minor, op. 110a (orchestrated by Rudolf Barshai)

Sofia Gubaidulina

The wrath of God

Ludwig van Beethoven

Symphony No. 7 in A major, op. 92

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Die Komponistin im Halbprofil Sofia Gubaidulina während einer Ausstellung in Berlin, 1986 (photo: Jürgen Köchel, Sikorski Musikverlage)