The young superstar violinist Daniel Lozakovich joins the Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse under the direction of Tugan Sokhiev for Bruch's unforgettable Violin Concerto No. 1. The evening then continues with Shostakovich's Symphony No. 4.
Bruch's First Violin Concerto is one of the most popular of the instrument's repertoire and one of its creator's most famous compositions. Written when Bruch was still in his twenties, this youthful masterpiece finds a fitting interpreter in Daniel Lozakovich, the Swedish prodigy and international classical music star acclaimed for his incredibly perfect and angelic playing.
The concert's second half is devoted to another installment in Maestro Sokhiev's cycle of Shostakovich symphonies, a project that stretches over two seasons. Shostakovich's Symphony No. 4, the first of his "war symphonies", broke with the composer's past works of the genre: more than an hour of music, the symphony's length is equaled only by its artistic richness.
Daniel Lozakovich appears courtesy of Deutsche Grammophon GmbH.
A portrait of Dmitri Shostakovich by Larry Weinstein
St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra