This oustanding symphonic concert brings one of the best and most frequently played compositions by Miloslav Kabeláč; it will then culminate in the performance of the iconic Shostakovich’s 7th Symphony, which is forever a symbol of humanity’s heroic struggle against war and any totalitarianism.
“I would like to dedicate my Seventh Symphony to our fight against Fascism, to our inevitable victory over the enemy, and to the city of my birth, Leningrad….”
D. D. Šostakovič, 1942
The Mystery of Time
passacaglia for large orchestra Op. 31
Dmitrij Dmitrijevič Šostakovič
Symphony No. 7 in C major “Leningrad”
performance on the 80th anniversary of the first production