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Fri 13 Oct 2017 1.00pm - 2.00pm
Jerwood Hall, LSO St Luke's, London

Shostakovich Plus: Truls Mørk & Håvard Gimse
BBC Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert
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SHOSTAKOVICH Cello Sonata in D minor
PROKOFIEV Cello Sonata in C major Op 119

Truls Mørk cello
Håvard Gimse piano

Our autumn series of Lunchtime Concerts is dedicated to Shostakovich's chamber works, complementing Gianandrea Noseda's symphony cycle with the LSO.

Written around the time of an intense extra-marital affair, some have heard Shostakovich’s passion for his new love in the sounds of the Cello Sonata. ‘The first movement, composed of firelight and kisses, remains the most romantic thing that Shostakovich ever wrote,’ said novelist William T Vollman.

Like Shostakovich, Prokofiev was also a victim of the Zhdanov Doctrine, in which many prominent Soviet composers were officially denounced. This sonata was written the year after, when the composer was unsure whether his works would ever be performed again, yet remains defiantly expressive.

Tickets: £14 (£12 concessions)
NB Unallocated seating

£0.60 online booking fee, £0.70 telephone booking fee per transaction - click here for more information on booking fees

Part of the BBC Radio 3 Lunchtime Concerts multibuy - click here for more information on multibuys

On sale online from 10am Friday 3 February 2017

Part of the 2017/18 season

This concert will be recorded for future broadcast by BBC Radio 3

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Also in this series:

Fri 3 Nov 2017
BBC Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert: Shostakovich Plus

Fri 10 Nov 2017
BBC Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert: Shostakovich Plus