Tugan Sokhiev with Shostakovich and Liszt

Tugan Sokhiev (photo: Marco Borggreve)

Dmitri Shostakovich was a great admirer of Gustav Mahler. This is evidenced by his Fourth Symphony, which, with its dance and marching motifs and its musical fragmentation, recalls the musical language of his role model. At the same time, Shostakovich presents a harrowing depiction of the horrors of Stalin’s dictatorship. Conductor Tugan Sokhiev combines the Fourth Symphony with Franz Liszt’s Second Piano Concerto, a piece full of virtuosity and depth of expression. The soloist, French pianist Alexandre Kantorow, makes his debut with the Berliner Philharmoniker.

Berliner Philharmoniker

Tugan Sokhiev conductor

Alexandre Kantorow piano

Franz Liszt

Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 2 in A major

Alexandre Kantorow piano

Dmitri Shostakovich

Symphony No. 4 in C minor, op. 43

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Alexandre Kantorow (photo: Libre de droit Sasha Gusov)

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