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Shostakovich - Leningrad Symphony

Part of Piano Masterworks

Shostakovich began work on his Seventh Symphony days after the Nazi invasion of Russia, and worked on it as the German army laid siege to Leningrad. From the start of the famous ‘Invasion’ march of the first movement, his symphony resonated with audiences across Russia and beyond.

Composed on an epic scale, the music crosses landscapes, from understated string melodies to fierce attacking brass.

Alongside it we hear a youthful work by Shostakovich’s contemporary Sergei Prokofiev.

Featuring twinkling melodies and his trademark light touch, Prokofiev’s fleeting First Piano Concerto moves effortlessly from grand orchestral phrases to mischievous passages for the soloist.


Philharmonia Orchestra
Stanislav Kochanovsky conductor *
Denis Matsuev piano


Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No.2
Shostakovich: Symphony No.7 (Leningrad)

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Royal Festival Hall


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Book multiple Philharmonia Orchestra events in the same transaction and receive a discount.
3 – 5 events (10% discount)
6 – 8 events (15% discount)
9 – 11 events (20% discount)
12 – 14 events (25% discount)
15 or more events (30% discount)
These discounts are not available on Premium seats or for the following concerts:
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