Artist Portrait: Anne-Sophie Mutter
UBS Soundscapes: Artist Portrait
SOFIA GUBAIDULINA In tempus praesens*
SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No 10
Valery Gergiev conductor
Anne-Sophie Mutter violin*
London Symphony Orchestra
‘Only in sleep, religious experience and art are we able to experience lasting present time.’ So says Sofia Gubaidulina whose violin concerto, In tempus praesens, revels in the musical moment – ethereal, transient and beautiful. As her mentor, Shostakovich encouraged Gubaidulina to forge her own musical language, despite elements being deemed ‘irresponsible’ by Soviet Russia; his Tenth Symphony displays similar defiance, punching its way through to a brazen and exhilarating end.
Tickets: £10 £15 £19.50 £27 £35
Live webcast interview
Anne-Sophie Mutter will be taking part in a live webcast at 1.15pm from the Barbican. You can watch on Facebook and post a question for her.
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Eating at the Barbican
We are delighted that Searcys restaurant on Level 1 will be opening specially for this concert from 5.30pm. Please visit their webpage on the Barbican website for menus and online booking.