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Genre: Chamber music

Pocket-format symphony

Shostakovich’s fifteenth symphony in chamber format.

Croatian Dora Pejacevic (1885–1923) composed her first piano trio in 1902, and when she wrote the second one in C major eight years later, she had grown from a promising young artist into a mature composer. This late-Romantic, lyrical music offers a broad spectrum of atmospheres and emotions.

Is it possible to pack a symphony by Shostakovich into a conveniently pocket-sized format? Viktor Derevianko has done just that with the fifteenth symphony from 1971 – Shostakovich’s distinctive last symphony, which references, among other things, Rossini’s William Tell and the “fate” theme from Wagner’s the Ring of the Nibelung (the composer was working during a hospital stay; he did not have many years left).

The power and melodic density of an orchestra cannot be translated for a small ensemble, but the emotional essence can be extracted and using just a few instruments, the music can be articulated in a way that places certain sections in a new light. Violinist Seohee Min, second concertmaster of the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, leads an ensemble that also includes cello, piano and three percussionists.

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Shostakovich’s fifteenth symphony in chamber format.

Sunday 9 October 2022 15.00

Ends approximately 17.00

Price:

210 SEK

Croatian Dora Pejacevic (1885–1923) composed her first piano trio in 1902, and when she wrote the second one in C major eight years later, she had grown from a promising young artist into a mature composer. This late-Romantic, lyrical music offers a broad spectrum of atmospheres and emotions.

Is it possible to pack a symphony by Shostakovich into a conveniently pocket-sized format? Viktor Derevianko has done just that with the fifteenth symphony from 1971 – Shostakovich’s distinctive last symphony, which references, among other things, Rossini’s William Tell and the “fate” theme from Wagner’s the Ring of the Nibelung (the composer was working during a hospital stay; he did not have many years left).

The power and melodic density of an orchestra cannot be translated for a small ensemble, but the emotional essence can be extracted and using just a few instruments, the music can be articulated in a way that places certain sections in a new light. Violinist Seohee Min, second concertmaster of the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, leads an ensemble that also includes cello, piano and three percussionists.

***

Book before the tickets are released!

This concert is included in our series Filharmoniker i närbild. You can secure your place by purchasing a subscription right now – with 25 percent off the ticket price.

Read more about Filharmoniker i närbild

  • The music

    Approximate times
  • Dora Pejacevic Piano Trio in C major
    35 min
  • Intermission
    25 min
  • Dmitry Shostakovich Symphony No. 15 arr Viktor Derevianko
    46 min
  • Participants

  • Seohee Min violin
  • Josep Castanyer Alonso cello
  • Anders Haag percussion
  • Daniel Kåse percussion
  • Daniel Norberg percussion
  • Stefan Lindgren piano

Sunday 9 October 2022 15.00

Ends approximately 17.00

Price:

210 SEK