BEETHOVEN, ŠOSTAKOVIČ #13 “BABI YAR”

One of the most moving symphonies composed in 20th century, Symphony No. 13 by Dimitri Shostakovich, known also as “Babi Yar”, is dedicated to the mass murder in the year 1941 when over 33,000 Jews lost their lives in Ukraine. Although Shostakovich’s works were supressed at times, he was the most popular and best Russian composer of his generation. Celebrated, but also condemned and persecuted, he spent all of his life in the Soviet Union, fighting for the freedom of creating. Following the much acclaimed performance of Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 11 in the year 2016, the Rijeka Theatre continues the tradition of performing compositions that with their simplicity and power induce a strong emotional response.

Programme: Ludwig van Beethoven: Koncert za klavir i orkestar br. 4 u G-duru;
Dmitrij Šostakovič: Simfonija br. 13 u b-molu, „Babi Yar”