Live from Berlin on 15 February: Dmitri Kitaenko and the Konzerthaus-Orchester open the "Russian Festival"
What does Russia sound like? This is the question the Berlin Konzerthaus-Orchester is asking in the "Festival Russia"; beginning the Friday after Ash Wednesday and taking us through the end of winter, its varied eleven day long programme celebrates Russia's impressive musical tradition.
Dmitri Kitaenko, principal guest conductor since the beginning of the season, will kick off the festival with the Berlin Konzerthaus-Orchester with depth and dignity. On the concert programme, Rimsky-Korsakov's Legend of the Invisible City of Kitezh (Suite from the Opera), Mussorgsky's Songs and Dances of Death and Shostakovich's Symphony No. 13 in B flat minor opus 113 for bass, male choir and orchestra. The part of the male choir is performed by the Prague Philharmonic Choir. Soloist of the evening is bass Arutjun Kotchinian.
Deutschlandradio Kultur will be broadcasting the concert live on Friday 15 February from 20:03.