Chamber music: Shostakovich and Penderecki

Musicians of the Antwerp Symphony Orchestra
Sun 13.10.2024 – 15:00
AMUZ, Antwerpen
Sun 13.10.24

Dmitri Shostakovich and Krzysztof Penderecki lived in turbulent times, with one facing censorship in Stalin's Russia and the other experiencing the oppression of his homeland's communist regime. The melancholy in their music reflects their personal struggles, yet hope resonates. Shostakovich's Piano Quintet, revered for its depth, innovation, and contrasting emotions, showcases each instrument uniquely contributing to the texture and narrative. Penderecki, in his melancholic Sextet—a remarkable display of his later style—accentuates the cello and horn, offering a prominent role.


Shostakovich Piano Quintet in G minor, opus 57

Penderecki Sextet