The NPR Starts the Series of Shostakovich’s Symphonies

February 17, 2021 | Zaryadye Hall – 20:00
Soloists: Anna Aglatova, soprano
Polina Shamaeva, mezzo
Mikhail Gubsky, tenor
Conductor – Vladimir Spivakov
Shostakovich. Symphony No. 9 in E-flat major, Op. 70
«From Jewish Folk Poetry», a song cycle for soprano, mezzo-soprano, tenor and orchestra, Op. 79
Suite for a Variety Orchestra


On February 17, the Zaryadye Hall starts a series of concerts dedicated to Dmitry Shostakovich's 115th birth anniversary. The cycle envisages performances of all 15 Symphonies by the composer throughout the year by top Moscow and regional orchestras, the first of which will be the NPR.

Vladimir Spivakov will conduct the Ninth Symphony, the song cycle “From Jewish Folk Poetry” (featuring Anna Aglatova, soloist of the Bolshoi Theater, and Polina Shamaeva and Mikhail Gubsky, soloists of the E.V. Kolobov “Novaya Opera” Theater) and the “Suite for a Variety Orchestra”, compiled, allegedly, by Levon Atovmyan in the late 1950s from pieces of Shostakovich's works of different years.

Shostakovich's music has always occupied a special place in Vladimir Spivakov's heart. “Dmitri Dmitrievich was a historiographer, says the maestro. - He managed to create immortal monuments of the era, therefore life will change, governments will change, many things will change, but Dmitri Dmitrievich will remain forever. His works reflected his epoch as in a mirror, but the depth of his music makes it appropriate for any time. Its radiant sparkles penetrate the soul of a modern person and inevitably affect us.

Before the concert a lecture by Olga Digonskaya “A Talk about Shostakovich” will take place at the Small Hall of the Zaryadye MKZ. To attend the lecture, one must purchase a ticket for the concert and register on the MKZ website. The lecture starts at 19.00.



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