The Croatian premiere of a composition by the American composer Adams, Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4 and Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 12 dedicated to Lenin.
Become River, the composition by the increasingly popular composer John Luther Adams (US) has its Croatian premiere right here in Rijeka. The extremely suggestive and appropriately titled composition continues a series of until now unperformed compositions.
The main guest of the season, Goran Filipec (HR) then performs Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4 in the year that marks the 250th anniversary of the composer’s birth.
And at the end Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 12, which in the subtitle bears the name The Year 1917 dedicated to Vladimir Lenin. The author composed the symphony programmatically, with reflections on the most important events in Lenin’s life and at the end his death too. Quotations from various poems, death marches and the composer’s earlier works also have an important role. This is the reason that Symphony No. 12 is often referred to as a folk heroic epic.
The main guest director Ville Matvejeff (FI) directs the orchestra.