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16 May
19:30
Shostakovich's Orango
Philharmonia Orchestra
Royal Festival Hall

25 points

Esa-Pekka Salonen conductor

Philharmonia Voices

£5.00
SHOSTAKOVICH Orango SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No. 4 Orango is an unfinished satirical opera by Shostakovich, sketched while he was writing Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk. It was conceived as 'a political lampoon against the bourgeois press' involving a human-ape hybrid, Only the 40-minute Prologue was completed in piano vocal score, discovered in 2004 in a Moscow archive and orchestrated by the British composer Gerard McBurney. Esa-Pekka Salonen conducted the world première with the Los Angeles Philharmonic in December 2011.