Maggio Musicale Fiorentino. Zubin Metha, Andras Schiff

June 27th, 2018toAugust 31st, 2018

Two concerts like a kind of diptych, where early and pivotal works by Shostakovich and Brahms intertwine each other. Shostakovich’s experimental and rule breaking Symphony No.1 in F minor will be coupled with the giant, symphony-like, Piano Concerto No.2 in B flat by Brahms, so rich in ideas to require even four movements. Conversely, Brahms’ highly charged with drama early Piano Concerto No.1 in D minor will be paired with Symphony No.5 in D minor by Shostakovich, a distressing turning point where the apparent joyful optimism reveals both the submission and the underlying dissent against Stalinism.


28 and 30 June 8 pm

Opera di Firenze

Piazzale Vittorio Gui 1

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