Semyon Bychkov and Lisa Batiashvili perform Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto

Semyon Bychkov and Lisa Batiashvili perform Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto

Berliner Philharmoniker
Semyon Bychkov

Lisa Batiashvili

  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
    Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D major, op. 35

    Lisa Batiashvili violin

  • Dmitri Shostakovich
    Symphony No. 8 in C minor, op. 65

In accordance with one of our season emphases, this evening focuses on Russian music: Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto, composed after the composer experienced a phase of radical personal crises, is “unviolinistic”, Leopold Auer, to whom the work is dedicated, once stated. Lisa Batiashvili will make tangible that this is not the case at all. “The inhuman” is the theme of Shostakovich’s Eighth Symphony, completed in 1943: he describes the brutality of war, exposes the empty pomp of military deployments, and finds moving tones for humanity’s sorrow in the face of horrors.

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