Maazel Conducts Tchaikovsky, Lutoslawski and Shostakovich

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Thursday, April 28, 2016

Lorin Maazel Lorin Maazel (Wikimedia Commons)

Tune in Thursday at 9 pm to hear Lorin Maazel, a former New York Philharmonic music director, conduct a program dedicated to Russian and Polish composers. Maazel, who died in 2014, leads Tchaikovsky's utterly romantic Overture-Fantasy from Romeo and Juliet, and ends the program with Shostakovich's Fifth Symphony, which restored the composer's standing in Stalin's treacherous U.S.S.R.

In between, New York-based violinist, Jennifer Koh, performs Lutoslawski's Chain 2: Dialogue for Violin and Orchestra.

Program Details:

Conductor: Lorin Maazel
Soloist: Jennifer Koh, Violin

Tchaikovsky: Romeo and Juliet, Overture-Fantasy
Lutoslawski: Chain 2: Dialogue for Violin and Orchestra
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5    

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