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.