“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.
Andris Nelsons conductor
Chamber Symphony in C minor, op. 110a (orchestrated by Rudolf Barshai)
The wrath of God
Ludwig van Beethoven
Symphony No. 7 in A major, op. 92
A Berliner Festspiele / Musikfest Berlin event