Daniele Gatti conducts Stravinsky and Shostakovich

Daniele Gatti conducts Stravinsky and Shostakovich

Berliner Philharmoniker
Daniele Gatti

  • Igor Stravinsky
    Apollon musagète

  • Dmitri Shostakovich
    Symphony No. 5 in D minor, op. 47

On this programme you will experience two great Russian composers flirting with earlier epochs: Igor Stravinsky combines in his ballet Apollon musagète the cheerful light atmosphere of the classical era with the easy-going, urban lifestyle of the 1920s. Dmitri Shostakovich, on the other hand, composed his Fifth Symphony in 19th-century aesthetics of sound, ostensibly as a homage to socialism. But his music has a certain ambiguity: “The rejoicing is forced under threat,” the composer wrote. “One would have to be a complete fool not to hear that.”

Watch now

Try out the Digital Concert Hall!

Try out the Digital Concert Hall!

In our free playlist, Kirill Petrenko conducts works including Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony and Peter Tchaikovsky’s Pathétique. The best seat in the house is reserved just for you!

View our free playlist