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Gergiev conducts Shostakovich's Symphony Nº 4Main events 2017, Classical music and Opera
01/28/2017 - 01/29/2017

Classical music fans can start 2017 in style with this enticing event at L'Auditori, one of Barcelona's leading concert venues. Russian conductor Valery Gergiev visits the city with his Mariinsky Theatre orchestra for two performances of Shostakovich's three-part symphony, which was completed in 1936 but not premiered until 1961. Gergiev, who is also principal conductor of the London Symphony Orchestra and Munich Philharmonic, is regarded as one of the greats and he can captivate audiences with his energetic, passionate style of leading the musicians under his command. The symphony requires a large orchestra, with over 100 musicians featured in the score, and is a complicated piece to play, technically and physically, meaning that it has tended to be performed less regularly than other Shostakovich works. That plus the opportunity to see Gergiev in action, add up to make this an unmissable event for music lovers.

"I discovered this conductor at the Munich Philharmonic and I was amazed at his passion and energy as he conducted an orchestra of more than 100 people. The peculiarities of this piece make it a must for all music lovers."

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