A journey from brooding despair to rousing triumph, Shostakovich’s Fifth Symphony rescued him from the grips of official Soviet disfavor. But to many listeners, it’s a more subversive critique of life under Stalin. This program, led by Manfred Honeck, also showcases the U.S. premiere of Lera Auerbach’s Diary of a Madman, composed for and performed by Gautier Capuçon.
All works conducted by Manfred Honeck
Mikhail Glinka: Overture to Ruslan and Ludmila
Lera Auerbach: Concerto for Cello and Orchestra, Diary of a Madman
Gautier Capuçon, cello
Dmitri Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5 in D Minor, Op. 47