Simon Rattle conducts Shostakovich’s Fourth Symphony

Dmitri Shostakovich himself complained that his Fourth Symphony suffered from “grandiosomania” – certainly too harsh a judgement, for its power and greatness is flawed, slipping again and again into the surreal. Simon Rattle fully explored the many layers of the work. He also conducted works by Alban Berg und Paul Dessau. The concert’s soloists were Angela Denoke and the pianist Lars Vogt.

Berliner Philharmoniker

Sir Simon Rattle

Angela Denoke

Lars Vogt

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