Concerts

SHOSTAKOVICH & ALEXEEV

March 24, 2017 at 7 pm — Estonia Concert Hall

3rd concert of the MAESTRO series

Modest Mussorgski / Dmitri Shostakovich
“Dawn on the Moscow River” – Khovanshchina Overture

Dmitri Shostakovich
Three Romances on Poems by Pushkin, Op. 46a
Symphony No. 13 in B-flat minor “Babiy Yar”, Op. 113

PYOTR MIGUNOV (bass)
Estonian National Male Choir
Estonian National Symphony Orchestra
Conductor NIKOLAI ALEXEEV


Dmitri Shostakovich’ Symphony No. 13, based on poems by Yevgeni Yevtushenko, is also known as the “Babi Yar”. The first movement of the sympho­ny is based on a poem by the same name, which caused international sensation with its opposi­tion to anti-Semitism. “All of my symphonies are tombstones. This stone has been erected in me-mory of the victims of the genocide carried out by the Nazis,” the composer said of the symphony he wrote in 1962 for bass, male choir, and orchestra.

Shostakovich’ rarely played song cycle for Pushkin’s poems is thematically a great match for Sympho­ny No. 13, covering themes such as betrayal, loss and memories.

The soloist will be bass Pyotr Migunov, soloist from the Moscow Bolshoi Theatre and prize-win­ner at numerous international competitions. The orchestra will be conducted by ENSO’s former principal conductor Nikolai Alexeev, who has been working closely with the St Petersburg Phil­harmonic Orchestra for years and in addition to conducting all of the major symphony orchestras of Moscow and St Petersburg, has also conducted numerous orchestras outside Russia and given concerts in Europe, Japan and the United States. Shostakovich’ Symphony No. 13 was previously performed by ENSO in autumn 2009, when Nikolai Alexeev conducted it to commence his last season as the principal conductor of ENSO.

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Tchaikovsky’s First Piano Concerto will be performed by Ivari Ilja, Olari Elts will conduct “The Song of the Earth” by Mahler and Nikolai Alekseev will conduct Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 13 “Babi Yar”. The series will culminate with a celebration of Maestro Neeme Järvi’s 80th birthday.

13.01.2017 IVARI ILJA & TCHAIKOVSKY. Conductor DIMITRIS BOTINIS
3.02.2017   MAHLER & ELTS. Conductor OLARI ELTS
24.03.2017 SHOSTAKOVICH & ALEXEEV. Conductor NIKOLAI ALEKSEJEV
6.06.2017   FINAL CONCERT OF THE SEASON. Neeme Järvi 80. Conductors NEEME JÄRVI, KRISTJAN JÄRVI

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