Maidstone Symphony Orchestra

2nd February 2019 in Mote Hall, Maidstone, ME15 7RN

Soloist – April Fredrick (Soprano)

Wagner – Prelude & Liebestod from “Tristan & Isolde”

Richard Strauss – Four Last Songs

Shostakovich – Symphony No.5

The acclaimed soprano, April Fredrick, sings Richard Strauss’s highly charged, yet beautifully poised, Four Last Songs. She also joins MSO in our glorious opener in which Wagner encapsulates the essence of his opera Tristan and Isolde. The 5th Symphony was the make-or-break work for Shostakovich. Written in 1937 in the midst of Stalin’s “Great Terror”, its dual sense of optimism and tragedy both placated diehards of the Soviet regime and gave comfort to the oppressed.

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