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Il Concerto per Violino at Auditorium di Milano Fondazione Cariplo

About the Event

Immerse yourself in the stunning architecture of Milan's breathtaking Auditorium Fondazione Cariplo for the ultimate concert set to awake your understanding of classical music.

Two great representatives of Russia of their time: Tchaikovsky and Šostakóvič in success and crisis.
Tchaikovsky wrote his only Violin Concerto in March and April 1878 and it was his last major composition before a long and painful creative crisis. The 38‐year‐old composer was fresh from the major production effort of two masterpieces, the Fourth Symphony and Evgenij Onegin, which had seen the light of day the previous year. But 1877 had also been the year in which two events destined to alter the course of his life had occurred: his brief and disastrous marriage, and the disinterested grant of an annual annuity from his patron Nadezda von Meck. Instead, the Fifth for Šostakóvič represented a composer's 'practical response to a just criticism,' that of the Soviet regime to his Lady Macbeth. Sounding twice tremendous is the subtitle affixed by Šostakovič to Symphony No. 5, composed between April 18 and July 20, 1937, in Leningrad and first performed, under the baton of Evgenij Mravinsky, by that city's Philharmonic Orchestra on Oct. 21, 1937, on the anniversary of the Twentieth Anniversary of the Revolution.

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