Shostakovich, Berlioz, Raiskin

Since January 2020 the Principal Conductor of the Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra is Daniel Raiskin. Maestro is conducting two concerts in Bratislava on February 27th and 28th 2020. The program includes an expressive symphony No. 6 by Dmitri Shostakovich. In the second part of the concert you’re going ot hear rarely performed Messe solenelle by Berlioz. About this mass is known that twenty-years-old Berlioz chose to throw the manuscript out, although by a fortuitous coincidence did a horrible job: the scripture survived.
We invite all the classical music enthusiasts to come and to contemplate from the height of the 21st century: did Berlioz make a wrong choice?

© Elena Shatokhina