3rd Symphony Concert

Michail Glinka Overture "Ruslan and Lyudmila"
Dmitri Shostakovich Cello Concerto No. 1 E-flat major, Op. 107
Sergei Rachmaninov Symphony No. 2 in E minor, Op. 27

Photo: Anna Meuer
Censorship, appropriation, threats: the relationship between Russian artists and the government has been tense for decades. The 3rd Symphony Concert features works by three Russian composers, each of whom experienced their own conflicts with the Russian state and yet managed to create repertoire that has become synonymous with European culture. Michael Güttler conducts the Hessian State Orchestra, while Johann Ludwig appears as soloist in Shostakovich's 1st Cello Concerto.