BBC National Orchestra of Wales: Lunchtime Concert

Date: 20/10/2017
Venue: BBC Hoddinott Hall
Time: 14:00

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