The Cleveland Orchestra Performs Brahms and Shostakovich

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Franz Welser-Möst leads the Cleveland Orchestra in program featuring Gil Shaham performing Brahms’s Violin Concerto in D Major; the New York premiere of Kaija Saariaho’s Laterna magica, a work inspired by the autobiography of Ingmar Bergmann; and Shostakovich's Symphony No. 6.

Shaham replaces Yefim Bronfman who withdrew on Tuesday.

The archived broadcast can be heard above through June 6.

Program Details

The Cleveland Orchestra
Franz Welser-Möst, Music Director and Conductor
Gil Shaham, violin

JOHANNES BRAHMS - Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 77
KAIJA SAARIAHO - Laterna magica (New York Premiere)
DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH - Symphony No. 6 in B Minor, Op. 54 

Kaija Saariaho is the holder of the 2011-2012 Richard and Barbara Debs Composer's Chair at Carnegie Hall.

Violinist Gil Shaham performs Brahm's Violin Concerto with Conductor Franz Welser-Most and the Cleveland Orchestra at Carnegie Hall on May 23, 2012.
Violinist Gil Shaham performs Brahm's Violin Concerto with Conductor Franz Welser-Most and the Cleveland Orchestra at Carnegie Hall on May 23, 2012. ( Melanie Burford for NPR )
Violinist Gil Shaham, Conductor Franz Welser-Most and the Cleveland Orchestra.
Violinist Gil Shaham, Conductor Franz Welser-Most and the Cleveland Orchestra. ( Melanie Burford for NPR )
Violinist Gil Shaham filled in at the last moment on the program after the original soloist became ill.
Violinist Gil Shaham filled in at the last moment on the program after the original soloist became ill. ( Melanie Burford for NPR )
Conductor Franz Welser-Most and the Cleveland Orchestra.
Conductor Franz Welser-Most and the Cleveland Orchestra. ( Melanie Burford for NPR )
Cleveland Orchestra music director Franz Welser-Most.
Cleveland Orchestra music director Franz Welser-Most. ( Melanie Burford for NPR )
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