The London Philharmonic Orchestra performs two majestic works: Beethoven's 'Emperor' Piano Concerto and Shostakovich's 'Leningrad' Symphony.
Composed in a city under siege, smuggled through enemy lines and played through loudspeakers at the surrounding Nazi forces, the story of Shostakovich's 'Leningrad' Symphony has become a parable of human endurance amidst the 20th century's darkest horrors.
This is music literally from the front line, and with its huge orchestra and bold musical imagery, it still speaks with an unparalleled directness.
The London Philharmonic Orchestra's dynamic Principal Guest Conductor Andres Orozco-Estrada directs the massed forces, and partners pianist Inon Barnatan in Beethoven's 'Emperor' Concerto. The majesty on display here is that of art plus an unshakeable human spirit.
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Andres Orozco-Estrada conductor
Inon Barnatan piano
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No.5 (Emperor)
Shostakovich: Symphony No.7 (Leningrad)
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