Concerts with Alexander Rudin in Zagreb
Dimitri Kitaenko will conduct the Zagreb Philharmonic Orchestra on the 29th and 30th September at the Lisinski concert hall of the Croatian capital. The concerts kick off with Shostakovich's First symphony, a work which made the composer's international reputation while he was still a student. He composed the symphony between 1923 and 1925 in a brilliant style and with already this unique mastery in the orchestration which would be so significant for all his later orchestral works.
Camille Saint-Säens' Concerto for violoncello and orchestra op. 33 will feature the Russian cellist Alexander Rudin as soloist. Rudin also acquired renown as conductor after he took conducting lessons with Dimitri Kitaenko at the Moscow Conservatoire. Both of the concerts will end with one of the most brilliant masterpieces of the program music, Ottorino Respighi's evocative tone-poem Pini di Roma.