Symphony Hall, Broad Street, Birmingham, England, B1 2EA
Birmingham, England

Shostakovich's massive Fourth Symphony is a devastating portrait of the most turbulent years in 20th-century history. In this concert with a difference, broadcaster Stephen Johnson explains the many stories behind this extraordinary work, and shows how Shostakovich uses his huge orchestra to such unforgettable effect - with live illustrations from Andris Nelsons and the 110-piece CBSO! Then there's a chance to hear the whole symphony. Whether you know and love the Fourth - or you're new to Shostakovich - this concert will help you hear it with new ears.

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Added by LintHuman on November 27, 2009

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