Shostakovich Symphony No. 5
Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
If there is any symphony that operates like a “double agent,” it is Shostakovich's Fifth. Having found himself targeted by Stalin, Shostakovich composed himself out of a dangerous situation−with immensely gripping results. Stephen Hough returns for Rachmaninoff and Louis Langrée conducts the first part of a new multi-year work by Icelandic composer Daníel Bjarnason.
CSO Co-Commission by Daníel Bjarnason is made possible by Ann and Harry Santen.