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  • Orchestral, Contemporary
  • War or Peace
  • M/6

Chostakovitch’s 7th Symphony

Gulbenkian Orchestra


Fri, 11 May 2018


Main Building – Grand Auditorium
Av. de Berna, 45A , Lisbon
(+351) 217 823 700
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  • Zone 1: €24,00
  • Zone 2: €18,00
  • Zone 3: €12,00
  • Balcony: €15,00

Completed and premièred in Leningrad during the most critical phase of the siege of the Russian city by Nazi troops, Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 7 is a magnificent example of synchronisation between real events and musical creation. The première of the work took place in August 1942, when it was played and heard by an orchestra and a starving public who were being besieged by daily bombings. In this programme, this work is introduced by music related to other dramatic scenes of the same war: R. Strauss’ reaction to the bombing of the Vienna Opera; Penderecki’s deep lament for the victims of the atomic bomb in Hiroshima.


Gulbenkian Orchestra
Hannu Lintu Conductor

Krzysztof Penderecki
Threnody to the Victims of Hiroshima

Richard Strauss

Dmitri Shostakovich
Symphony No. 7 in C major, op. 60, Leningrad


 Pre-Concert Talk

11 May, 20:00 – Auditorium 3
By Sérgio Azevedo


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