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Unlimited tragedy - VU Orchestra

An evening of extremes of emotions. Love and struggle alternate in Tchaikovsky's 'Romeo and Juliet', followed by the beautiful sounds of Rudi Stephan. This German composer was considered one of the most talented musicians of his time, but during the First World War, he died at the age of 28 at the front of what is now Ukraine. 'Musik für Geige und Orchester' is a beautiful late romantic composition in which the entire orchestra enters into a dialogue with the soloist, concertmaster of the VU Orchestra Lucien Renette.

Unlimited tragedy - VU Orchestra

Dates
Wed 3 Jul20:15 - 22:00
Location
Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ
Piet Heinkade 1
1019 BR Amsterdam
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E La Mi Re La

After the break, Dmitri Shostakovich's Tenth Symphony will be played. He fought against the Soviet regime, and his music was heavily censored, often leaving him in fear for his life. After Stalin's death, he wrote this symphony, in which he put an end to Stalinism for good and made many references to the victims who fell under the brutal regime. As is often the case, he also uses the DSCH motif (the notes D-Eb-CB), symbolising his name. He also spells the name of a secret lover with the notes E La Mi Re La, referring to the pianist Elmira Nazirova.

Unlimited tragedy - VU Orchestra

Dates
Wed 3 Jul20:15 - 22:00
Location
Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ
Piet Heinkade 1
1019 BR Amsterdam
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