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Evgeny Kissin

Evgeny Kissin

Evgeny Kissin

21 Sep 2023 | 19:30 | Oxford Town Hall, St Aldate’s

Prokofiev Symphony No. 1 in D major, Op. 25, ‘Classical’ 
Prokofiev Piano Concerto No. 1 in D flat major, Op. 10
Shostakovich Symphony No. 5 in D minor, Op. 47

Evgeny Kissin piano
Marios Papadopoulos conductor

Under the greatest pressure, Shostakovich delivered his most supreme masterpiece. Condemned by the Soviet powers after his satirical opera Lady Macbeth, Shostakovich was ordered to write a symphony rejoicing in Stalin’s reign of terror. The result was a score poetic, sardonic and climactic that ends with a forced smile that proves the most shattering of climaxes. Before it, giant of the Russian piano school Evgeny Kissin joins Marios Papadopoulos for Prokofiev’s rhythmically audacious Piano Concerto No. 1 and his perfectly poised ‘Classical’ symphony – music that betrays few signs of the darkness of later Soviet times.

Evgeny Kissin

21 Sep 2023

Tickets: £20, £32, £42, £60
(Students from £5)
Duration: 100 min
Venue: Oxford Town Hall, St Aldate’s
Thursday 21st September, 2023 – 19:30
From £20
(Students from £5)

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