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Tchaikovsky 1812 Overture Britten Lachrymae for viola and orchestra, Op. 48a Shostakovich Symphony No. 7 (Leningrad)
Vladimir Jurowski conductor Lawrence Power viola London Philharmonic Orchestra Russian National Orchestra
An immense evening for music as members of the Russian National Orchestra and London Philharmonic Orchestra combine to perform works by both British and Russian composers, the latter marking seminal events in the history of one of the world’s great nations. Vladimir Jurowski marshals the inexorable percussive crescendo of Shostakovich’s Seventh Symphony, a musical picture of Leningrad under siege, preceded by the blazing triumph of Tchaikovsky’s celebration of human victory, the 1812 Overture, and a solemn, mournful lamentation from the pen of Benjamin Britten.
Video introduction to the War&Peace collaboration by Vladimir Jurowski
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