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Event has already taken place. Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, Santtu-Matias Rouvali, conductor, Fumiaki Miura, violin
Plenty of fantastic music was composed in the former Soviet Union, but many composers had problems with those in power. One of them was Shostakovich. The virtuose violin concerto was composed in 1948, but didn’t premiere until 1955, two years after Stalin’s death. At the Gothenburg Concert Hall, the violin soloist is Japanese rising star Fumiaki Miura.
Prokofiev also had to learn to navigate Stalin’s strict cultural climate. His fifth symphony – he wrote seven – was created after the Second World War, and is a real highlight: virtuose, powerful and daring. Prokofiev didn’t want to get on the wrong side of Stalin, so he made the symphony both melodic and grandiose.
Alexander Mosolov’s motorically driving and industry-mimicking Iron Foundry was pioneering when it premiered in 1926. But Mosolov soon got on the wrong side of the Soviet Union’s culture politicians, and was excluded from the Composers’ Association and put in prison in Gulag shortly thereafter. Following his liberation, he was a shadow of his former self, and his music remained anonymous.
Free introduction with musicians from the orchestra in the Stora Salen Hall one hour before the start of the concert.
Here you will find all the necessary information that you need to know about before your magical visit in the Concert Hall.
Invite yourself or someone you like to an experience for all the senses. Welcome to visit the Concert Hall's restaurant or one of our foyer bars.