Klaus Mäkelä Dmitri Shostakovich

Shostakovich's Seventh Symphony

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Chief conductor Klaus Mäkelä

Photo Marco Borggreve

Shostakovich's Seventh Symphony

Dmitrij Sjostakovitsj skrev sin Symfoni nr. 7 som en hyllest til hjembyen Leningrad (nå St. Petersburg) mens den var beleiret i 1941. Symfonien ble et symbol på patriotisme og kampvilje både i øst og vest og gjorde Sjostakovitsj verdensberømt.

In the summer of 1941, the Germans laid siege to Shostakovich's hometown of Leningrad. On 1 October, he was evacuated in a small military plane with his wife and two young children. Among the few essential possessions they carried in their luggage were the sketches for Symphony No. 7. Shostakovich completed the symphony in Kuibychev, where it was also premiered in March 1942. In the summer, it was played both in New York and in war-torn Leningrad. The symphony's first movement describes how the war makes its way into people's ordinary and peaceful lives, becoming a symbol of patriotism and fighting spirit.

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  • Dmitri Shostakovich Symphony No. 7 «Leningrad»

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Adult 175 - 580 NOK
Senior 175 - 465 NOK
Student 175 - 290 NOK
Child 150 NOK

Klaus Mäkelä Dmitri Shostakovich

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