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Prokofiev, Weinberg and Tchaikovsky, narrated by Eleanor McGourty

Prokofiev, Weinberg and Tchaikovsky, narrated by Eleanor McGourty

Listen to the concert preview. The great Latvian violinist Gidon Kremer joins Spanish conductor Juanjo Mena and the BSO for the Polish-born Soviet composer Moisey Weinberg's Violin Concerto. Weinberg-whose music has never been performed by the BSO-moved to the Soviet Union at the start of World War II, becoming a friend and protégé of Dmitri Shostakovich, who intervened with authorities when Weinberg was arrested on political grounds. Weinberg's Violin Concerto (1959) is a substantial work with a strong stylistic kinship to Shostakovich's music.

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