Esa-Pekka Salonen on Shostakovich's 4th Symphony

In this interview, Esa-Pekka Salonen discusses Shostakovich's Symphony No 4. Written at a politically turbulent time, during which was published the infamous Pravda article denouncing the composer and his work, its original première was eventually cancelled, and the work did not resurface until the early 1960s.

Symphony No. 4 is being performed together with the Opera 'Orango', which has its European première in London on 16 May 2013. For more information on the concert, please visit

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