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Shostakovich. 12th Symphony

For the first time, capital and regional orchestras will take part in a large-scale project: the Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra, the State Academic Symphony Orchestra of Russia «Evgeny Svetlanov», the National Symphony Orchestra of Russia, the Russian National Orchestra, Persimfans, Moscow Soloists and others under the baton of the conductors, such as Vladimir Fedoseev, Dmitry Korchak, Vasily Petrenko, Vladimir Spivakov, Mikhail Pletnev, Pierre Blaise (France), Dmitry Liss, Andrey Boreiko, Yuri Bashmet, Daniil Raiskin.

Shostakovich finished his Twelfth Symphony in 1961, but the composer had the idea to write it back in the 1930s. In an interview with the radio magazine Musical Life of the Russian Federation, he said that he plans to dedicate the essay to Lenin. The use of Mayakovsky's poems was assumed as a textual basis. But then instead of the designated program symphony, another appeared, also dedicated to Lenin - Symphony No. 6. The premiere of the Twelfth Symphony took place on October 15, 1961 in Moscow (conductor - Konstantin Ivanov).

Before the concert in the Small Hall at 19.00 there will be a lecture «Conversation about Shostakovich».Olga Digonskaya

Since many things taken for granted from the understanding of Shostakovich's music go away with the generation for which this music was written, a commentary on each concert becomes necessary. F