Fri, Dec 9, 2016, 7:30 PM
Part of the series TŌN at Carnegie Hall

at Carnegie Hall, Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage
in NYC

  • Works by Shostakovich, Prokofiev, and Myaskovsky
  • TŌN performs a song cycle and two symphonies by Russian composers whose works were denounced in the 1948 Zhdanov decree
  • Conducted by Leon Botstein; “relentlessly innovative” –The New York Times
  • With vocalists Ilana Davidson, Katharine Goeldner, and Sergey Polyakov

The Music

Myaskovsky: Symphony No. 25
Light and nostalgic. Though Myaskovsky’s music was declared “anti-Soviet,” it was relatively conservative as compared to the works of the others who were denounced.

Shostakovich: From Jewish Folk Poetry
Melancholic and folk-inspired. Shostakovich composed this piece after his denunciation. It could not be performed publicly for several years.

Prokofiev: Symphony No. 6
Somber and meditative. In condemning this piece, Zhdanov said, “Here the melodious, harmonious Prokofiev is often attacked, without provocation, by the other, storming Prokofiev.”

The Artists

LEON BOTSTEIN, conductor

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Myaskovsky: Symphony No. 25

Shostakovich: From Jewish Folk Poetry

Prokofiev: Symphony No. 6


Russian Evolution: From Rimsky-Korsakov to Glière

Dec 12 at the Fisher Center

Russian Evolution: From Rimsky-Korsakov to Glière

Dec 14 at Carnegie Hall

Mozart's Symphony No. 25

Dec 20 at Olin Hall

Beethoven & Mozart

Dec 21 at Hudson Hall

Pictures at an Exhibition

Jan 27 at Peter Norton Symphony Space

The Romantic Hero

Feb 9 & 10 at the Fisher Center

All-Karol Rathaus Concert

Feb 24 at LeFrak Concert Hall

Also sprach Zarathustra

Mar 13 at the Fisher Center

Fabio Luisi conducts Brahms' Second Symphony

Mar 26 at Rose Theater

Verdi's Requiem

Apr 6 & 7 at the Fisher Center

Beethoven's Seventh Symphony

Apr 13 at Olin Hall

Schubert's Fifth Symphony

Apr 14 at Hudson Hall

De Profundis: Out of the Depths

Apr 27 & 28 at the Fisher Center

De Profundis: Out of the Depths

May 2 at Carnegie Hall

Abstraction in Music & Art

May 19 at The Metropolitan Museum of Art