Concert Performances

Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 7

The Orchestra Now (TŌN), conducted by Leon Botstein, performs Shostakovich‘s Symphony No. 7, Leningrad, in a livestreamed concert from the Fisher Center at Bard on September 11, 2021.

00:26 Allegretto (moderately fast)
27:43 Moderato (poco allegretto) (at a moderate pace, a little fast)
38:15 Adagio (slow)
56:39 Allegro non troppo (fast, but not too fast)

Dmitri Shostakovich
Born: 9/25/1906 in St. Petersburg
Died: 8/9/1975 at age 68 in Moscow

Written: 1941, at age 35
Premiered: 3/5/1942 at the Palace of Culture in Kuibyshev, USSR; Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra; Samuil Samosud, conductor

Concert notes by TŌN violist Celia Daggy.