Strong Impressions from St. Petersburg

This concert was played:

  1. Piano Concerto No. 2
  2. Symphony No. 7, "Leningrad"
  1. Stanislav Kochanovsky conductor
  2. Denis Matsuev piano

Star pianist Denis Matsuev is the soloist of Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 2.

Sergei Prokofiev was only 22 years old when he composed his Piano Concerto No. 2 in 1913. He wrote it in memory of a friend at the St. Petersburg Conservatory who had taken his own life the same year. The melancholic first movement may be reminiscent of Rachmaninoff’s piano concertos, while the three subsequent movements bubble with energy. The phenomenal Russian pianist Denis Matsuev is the soloist.

By the time Dmitri Shostakovitch wrote his Symphony No. 7 in 1941, his hometown St. Petersburg had been renamed Leningrad. It was even about to turn into a war zone – the nazi siege of the city would become one of the longest and deadliest in history. His emotional descriptions of the war invading peaceful people’s lives earned the symphony a tremendous symbolic value in the fight for freedom, is the USSR as well as in the West.


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  • Senior: 150 - 430 NOK
  • Student: 150 - 270 NOK
  • Child: 150 NOK

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