Classical Music

Philharmonia Orchestra: Bart贸k + Shostakovich


Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre


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Philharmonia Orchestra: Bart贸k + Shostakovich

An attempt to reflect the terrible tragedy of war

Written in 1943, Shostakovich publicly described his Eighth Symphony as "an attempt to reflect the terrible tragedy of war". In 1939, Bart贸k was equally fearful for the state of Europe. His rhapsodic Violin Concerto 鈥 performed here by master violinist Frank Peter Zimmermann 鈥 is laced with folk-like calls from a homeland he feared would soon be unrecognisable. Minimum age 7 years. Tickets booked within the same transaction will be sat together. Tickets are allocated by the Philharmonia Orchestra. It is not possible to select your own seat.

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