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Tugan Sokhiev conducts Shostakovich – With Edgar Moreau

Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse. A concert filmed in black and white

Tugan Sokhiev conducts Shostakovich – With Edgar Moreau Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse. A concert filmed in black and white

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Tugan Sokhiev and Edgar Moreau join force with the Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse (France) during a concert dedicated to Dmitri Shostakovich.

Edgar Moreau, one of the most sought-after young cellists on the classical scene, performs Shostakovich's Cello Concerto No. 1 in E-flat Major, Op. 107. Dedicated to Mstislav Rostropovitch who premiered the work in Moscow in 1959, this concerto bears witness of the personal difficulties experienced by the composer at the time of composition. Shostakovich's anxiety due to his illness, as well as his resentment againt the regime, pierce throughout the concerto's four mouvements. In the finale especially, the sarcastic quotation of one of Staline's most favorite Russian melodies is to be read as a lugubrious remembrance of what Stalinism inflicted on the population of the Soviet Union.

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Program

  • Dmitri Shostakovich, Cello Concerto No. 1 in E-flat Major, Op. 107
    • 1. Allegretto
    • 2. Moderato
    • 3. Cadenza
    • 4. Allegro con moto
  • Johann Sebastian Bach, Cello Suite No. 3 in C Major, BWV 1009
    • Sarabande
  • Dmitri Shostakovich, Symphony No. 8 in C Minor, Op. 65
    • 1. Adagio - Allegro non troppo
    • 2. Allegretto
    • 3. Allegro non troppo
    • 4. Largo
    • 5. Allegretto

Details

  • Directed by: Jean-Pierre Loisil
  • Venue: Halle aux grains (Toulouse, France)
  • Production date: 2014
  • Recording date: 3 Apr. 2014
  • Duration: 1 h 48 min
  • Production: © Les Films Jack Fébus / Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse
  • Available version(s): EN

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