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01/12/15

Shostakovich Day at Barbican

An immersive, all-day exploration of some of the 20th century’s most powerful musical testimonies: the chamber music of Dmitri Shostakovich

Sun 13 December 2015 - 11.00am - Sun 13 December 2015 - 10.00pm Milton Court Concert Hall, Barbican, London

Book tickets: barbican.org.uk

 

Shostakovich’s chamber music is a sort of private autobiography; haunting, puzzling, shattering, but never less than intensely personal. Over one day and three concerts at Milton Court, expert Gerard McBurney, Cuarteto Casals and pianist Alexander Melnikov probe its secrets. 

‘When I die, it’s unlikely that anyone would dedicate a work to my memory’ said Dmitri Shostakovich of his 8th Quartet. ‘So I decided to write one myself’. The 8th Quartet closes a day of exploration of this extraordinary music. Five string quartets and the Piano Quintet counterpoint a complete cycle of Shostakovich’s Preludes and Fugues, with Gerard McBurney’s readings from Shostakovich’s letters placing them in context. 

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Programme & Performers 

CONCERT 1 (11am)

Shostakovich Preludes and Fugues Nos 1-12 
String Quartet No. 6 in G major
String Quartet No. 7 in F minor  

Casals Quartet 
Alexander Melnikov piano  
Readings curated and performed by Gerard McBurney 

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CONCERT 2 (3pm)

Shostakovich 
Preludes and Fugues Nos 1-16
String Quartet No. 5 in B major 
Piano Quintet in G minor 

Casals Quartet 
Alexander Melnikov piano  
Readings curated and performed by Gerard McBurney 

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CONCERT 3 (7.30pm)

Shostakovich 
Preludes and Fugues Nos 17-24
String Quartet No. 3 in F major 
String Quartet No. 8 in C minor 

Casals Quartet 
Alexander Melnikov piano  
Readings curated and performed by Gerard McBurney 

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Ticket info

£20–40 plus booking fee*
20% discount when all three concerts are booked together

*£3 booking fee per online transaction, £4 by phone. No fee when tickets are booked in person. Click here for more information on booking fees

14–25 Young Barbican discount available for this concert. Become a  Young Barbican member.

 

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