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  • Dmitrij Schostakowitsch

    Russian composer Dmitrij Schostakowitsch, born on September 25th 1906 in St. Petersburg, was in a difficult artistic position. He was severely restricted in his artistic freedom by the severe strictures of the Soviet Union's cultural ideologues and…

    Concerto for Violoncello and Orchestra No. 1 in E flat major, Op. 107

    The composition of the Cello Concerto No. 1 came about during the “thaw” period, in which Shostakovich’s standing and position in Russian music had been re-established. He had been inspired to this composition, on the one hand, by his friend, the…

  • Johannes Brahms

    "New Trails“ was the title of an enthusiastic article in the "Neue Zeitschrift für Musik“ in which Robert Schumann introduced Johannes Brahms (born on May 7th 1833 in Hamburg) to the musical world. Praised as an innovator by Schumann, Brahms was…

    Symphony No. 1 in C major, Opus 68

    Ever since Schumann first praised the young Brahms, calling him a trail-blazing composer, the public eagerly awaited his First Symphony. And the pressure that weighed down on the creative process was correspondingly heavy. Not until 1876, at the…

  • Valery Gergiev Conductor

    Born in Moscow, Valery Gergiev initially studied conducting under Ilya Musin at the Leningrad Conservatory. While still a student, he won the Herbert von Karajan conducting competition in Berlin. In 1978, aged 24, Valery Gergiev became assistant…

  • Gautier Capuçon Cello

    Gautier Capuçon is a true 21st century ambassador for the cello. Performing internationally with many of the world's foremost conductors and instrumentalists, he is also founder and leader of the Classe d'Excellence de Violoncelle at the Fondation…