Evening of Fifth Symphonies
A symphony must be like the world, it must contain everything: the words of Austrian composer Gustav Mahler, one of the most famous symphonists of the 20th century. The concert, directed by the baton of the legendary Russian conductor Dmitrij Kitajenko, is an invitation into a world of beauty, emotion and striking stories. The playfulness, jest and enchanting lyricism of Schubert’s Fifth Symphony will be followed by a love letter in tones – the tender and melancholy music of Mahler’s famous Adagietta (from his Fifth Symphony). The ‘evening of fifth symphonies’ culminates in a moving story of revolt against fate; that of the Symphony No 5 D Minor, Op 47, by the 20th century Soviet great, Dmitri Shostakovich.