NSO musicians on Shostakovich's masterpiece:
"Shostakovich's Symphony No. 10 is a masterpiece of emotional outpouring; it also displays his affection for coding words into musical tones. For example, the solo horn calls out his love interest Elmira as E-La-MI-Re-A or E-A-E-D-A. His own encoded name DSCH or D-Eb-C-B intertwines with hers, and reappears in the finale's triumphant horns and trumpets."
--Laurel Ohlson, NSO acting principal horn
"We played this great symphony many times under Mstislav Rostropovich, our late former Music Director--it has humor, pathos, drama, and sarcasm. I particularly love the piccolo parts in this piece. There are moments that are shatteringly beautiful and shriekingly terrifying."
--Alice Weinreb, NSO flute
Performance Timing: TBA
NOTE: There is NO late seating for this performance.
Note: Daniil Trifonov will sign CDs following the Thursday, Friday, and Saturday concerts, in the Grand Foyer outside the Concert Hall.
Program and Notes
David and Alice Rubenstein are the Presenting Underwriters of the NSO.
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