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Shostakovich & Brahms

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A photo of conductor Alpesh Chauhan

Artists

Alpesh Chauhan – conductor

Valentina Lisitsa – piano

Programme

Tchaikovsky Fantasy Overture, The Tempest Listen

Shostakovich Piano Concerto No. 2 Listen

— Interval —

Brahms Symphony No. 1 Listen

Step into spring with two lively pieces, ahead of Brahms’s first musical triumph.

The story behind Brahms’s First Symphony is not an easy one. After Beethoven’s death, Brahms was hailed by many as his successor, but Beethoven’s were not easy boots to fill. He spent many years reworking the piece before allowing its first performance – and it was an instant success.

Composed as both graduation showpiece and 19th birthday present for the Shostakovich’s son Maxim, the Piano Concerto No. 2 remains one of his best-loved works, featuring high-spirited, playful outer movements framing a slow movement brimming with tenderness.

But first, a rare treat: stormy, majestic and featuring one of Tchaikovsky’s most beautiful love themes, The Tempest brings the story of Shakespeare’s play to life.

Need to know

Prices & Discounts

£13.50 – £37.50

Subscription discounts available over the phone at 0116 233 3111; £6 tickets available for those aged 25 or under; half-price tickets available for recipients of Universal Credit or Pension Credit

Running time

1 hour 40 minutes, including 20-minute interval

Recommended age

From 7+

Box office

De Montfort Hall box office: 0116 233 3111

Venue

De Montfort Hall
De Montfort Hall, Leicester

De Montfort Hall

Granville Rd
Leicester
LE1 7RU

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Trailer: Shostakovich & Brahms

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