Michael Zev Gordon Violin Concerto (World Premiere)
KabalevskyColas Breugnon – overture | Michael Zev Gordon Violin Concerto (BBC commission: world premiere) | ShostakovichSymphony No 10
BBC Symphony Orchestra | Sakari Oramo conductor | Carolin Widmann violin
Thrills and high drama are guaranteed with Kabalevsky’s rip-roaring overture and Shostakovich’s powerful Tenth Symphony, all conducted by our Chief Conductor Sakari Oramo.
Kabalevsky’s piece, full of fizz and pop, is followed by a very different work, Michael Zev Gordon’s Violin Concerto, performed here with the acclaimed German violinist Carolin Widmann. Shostakovich’s Tenth Symphony, a heartfelt cry for freedom written under the looming presence of Joseph Stalin, is one of the 20th century’s most shattering symphonic experiences.