Full of cheerful, cartoon-like passages Shostakovich’s First Piano Concerto (1933) seems to be the product of an exciting era. Barely three years later the young composer allows his fiery, ultra-poignant Fourth to end in dire tragedy. But in the meantime signals from the Kremlin had made it clear to Shostakovich that he would be wise not to have the symphony performed: the era of wild experimentation was over for the time being.
Lecture (in Dutch) at 19.15 by Russia expert Sjeng Scheijen (Entrance: €5)
Attention: Due to the World Triathlon event in Rotterdam, there will be more traffic than usual in the city from Friday the 15th until Sunday the 17th of September. The Erasmus Bridge will be partially closed. Please take some additional traveling time into account.
You can order single tickets for this concert, or as a part of a concert series: Gergiev Festival Passepartout A, Gergiev Festival Passepartout B and Gergiev Festival Saturday or in a flexible series. You will be assured of the best seats and receive a discount of at least 15%!