Instrumentation

  • Grafenegg Academy Orchestra
  • Concert Association of the Vienna State Opera Chorus
  • Michael Nagy, baritone
  • Rebecca Miller, conductor
  • Leon Botstein, conductor

Programme

Karl Amadeus Hartmann
«Miserae» Poème Symphonique for orchestra

(1905 – 1963)

«Miserae» Poème Symphonique für Orchester

Othmar Schoeck:
«Buried Alive» op. 40

Dmitri Shostakovich:
Symphony No. 5 in d minor op. 47

Introduction/abstract

GRAFENEGG ACADEMY ORCHESTRA
CONCERT ASSOCIATION OF THE VIENNA STATE OPERA CHORUS
MICHAEL NAGY
REBECCA MILLER
LEON BOTSTEIN

Tubin, Schoeck, Schostakowitsch

The stirring programme for this concert is shot through with dramatic images. The Swiss composer Othmar Schoeck had already denounced society’s uncaring attitude towards the individual in his song cycle «Lebendig begraben» («Buried Alive»). And in his Fifth Symphony of 1937, Dmitri Shostakovich managed to compose his way back into Stalin’s favour after years of criticism and vilification. Only years later did he reveal the ironic allusions to criticism of the regime in his work.

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