About Dresden Philharmonic

Dresden Philharmonic

Stanislav Kochanovsky conductor

Maria Ioudenitch violin

MussorgskyKhovanshchina, Prelude

ShostakovichViolin Concerto No 1

TchaikovskySymphony No 6 ‘Pathétique’

This illustrious orchestra, over 150 years old, is a byword for artistic quality and musical integrity with conductors such as Kurt Masur and Michael Sanderling leaving their mark, and Brahms, Dvořák, Tchaikovsky and Strauss all conducting their own works. It was given a huge boost with the opening of a fabulous new concert hall in 2017 and recently played the on screen role of Lydia Tár’s ‘Berlin’ orchestra in the award-winning film starring Cate Blanchett.

Stanislav Kochanovsky guest conducts the orchestra in a concert of heightened emotion that begins serenely enough with the shimmering Dawn over the Moscow River – the Prelude to Mussorgsky’s opera Khovanschina – that opens into a lush Russian melody. Stalin’s reign of terror heaped public damnation and personal fear on Shostakovich who kept his Violin Concerto hidden away until 1955. Astonishingly difficult, and with barely a moment’s rest for the soloist, the multi award-winning Maria Ioudenitch will be the perfect challenger. Then have your heart wrung out by Tchaikovsky’s final symphony and sign-off to the world. The bravado of the rousing March gives way to the emotionally-wrought finale and a double bass ‘heartbeat’ that fades aways into nothing.

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