BBC National Orchestra of Wales: Lunchtime Concert
Shostakovich’s symphonic poem October was commissioned to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the revolution, is at once both patriotic and subversive. By quoting material from works composed whilst condemned by the party, Shostakovich displays both his mastery as a composer and his complicated relationship with the communist party.
Conductor: Robert Spamo
Baritone: Ashley Riches
Liszt - Mazeppa
Mussorgsky - Songs and Dances of Death
Shostakovich - October
Scriabin - The Poem of Ecstasy