Friday 31 January
£28.50 - £16.50
Threatened by Stalin, Shostakovich responded with a Fifth Symphony that divided critics but united audiences: listeners at the 1937 premiere responded with tears, and then cheers. Michael Sanderling's father was one of Shostakovich's closest friends, and his connection with this music speaks for itself. First, though, "the saddest music in the world": Barber's near-contemporaneous Adagio and Mahler's Kindertotenlieder. The music of Gustav Mahler fascinated Shostakovich, and music doesn't come any more sincere than this heart-rending song cycle.
Award-winning contralto Claudia Huckle performs it here: songs of anguish, it's true, but also songs of a profound and undying love.
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