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Shostakovich and Rachmaninov - Philharmonia Orchestra

Shostakovich and Rachmaninov - Philharmonia Orchestra

Wednesday 22 November 2017, 7.30pm - Bedford Corn Exchange, Bedford

For Dmitri Shostakovich, his Fifth Symphony really was a matter of life and death. Written in Stalin’s USSR, this is music on the edge: a shout of defiance in a time of terror, and one of the most powerful and personal statements in all of 20th-century music. It’s a gripping contrast to the romance of Rachmaninov’s hugely popular piano concerto — played by the brilliant young American star George Li — and Glinka’s sparkling little firecracker of an overture.

Find out more and book your tickets on the Philharmonia website.