The oldest and most celebrated symphonic ensemble in Russia, the St. Petersburg Philharmonic boasts a number of historic firsts, including the premiere of Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 6 (Pathetique) conducted by the composer himself shortly before his death. Pianist Garrick Ohlsson joins the orchestra for the turbulent, romantic first piano concerto by Brahms, paired with Shostakovich’s fifth symphony, whose heroic strains won the composer a reprieve from Stalin.
Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 1
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5
Is there a conductor with more eloquent hands than Maestro Termirkanov? He says so much with every gesture.