The Circle of Shostakovich 04/11/2003 at 08:00 PM – Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center Concert Notes The Circle of Shostakovich – Leon Botstein Symphony No. 1, Op. 7 (1934) – David Fanning Piano Concerto No. 4 (left hand alone) and Orchestra, Op. 53 (1931) – Fred Kirshnit Symphony No. 6 in B minor, Op. 54…

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Symphony No. 1, Op. 7 (1934) By David Fanning Written for the concert The Circle of Shostakovich, performed on April 11, 2003 at Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center. Gavriil Nikolayevich Popov and Dmitri Dmitryevich Shostakovich were close contemporaries, and there are striking parallels in their careers. Both were highly accomplished pianists who decided to…

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Piano Concerto No. 4 (left hand alone) and Orchestra, Op. 53 (1931) By Fred Kirshnit Written for the concert The Circle of Shostakovich, performed on April 11, 2003 at Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center. When Sergei Prokofiev first heard Dmitri Mitropoulos perform and simultaneously conduct his Piano Concerto No. 3 so magnificently in Paris,…

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Symphony No. 6 in B minor, Op. 54 (1939) By Maya Pritsker Written for the concert The Circle of Shostakovich, performed on April 11, 2003 at Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center. “In the odd hybrid of two diametrically opposed semantic complexes is thus concealed the brutal truth of Soviet reality in the 1930s, when…

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