Abrahamsen and Shostakovich
conductor Lahav Shani
Ligeti Lontano | Abrahamsen Drei Märchenbilder aus der Schneekonigin (Dutch premiere) | Shostakovich Symphony No. 9
When he took up his post as Chief Conductor in Rotterdam Lahav Shani conducted a blistering Shostakovich Fifth. Now he is presenting the Ninth, in which the drama lurks behind a mask of whimsicality. The symphony is preceded by the enchanting Märchenbilder of Hans Abrahamsen, wintry fairy tale music by a composer who can make time stand still.