Conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin takes a passionate and exacting dive into Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 7 to make the piece shine. Written during World War II, the Leningrad symphony instantly became a symbol of hope and solidarity. Nearly a century later, it’s still disquietingly topical.
One of the world’s most renowned soloists, Maria Dueñas performs a jewel from the repertoire that was thought to be lost forever: Halvorsen’s Violin Concerto. The Norwegian composer’s piece was found a few years ago at the University of Toronto.
HALVORSEN, Violin Concerto
SHOSTAKOVICH, Symphony No. 7, "Leningrad"