By students and teachers

4th concert in the Tischlerei

Four composers and their interrelationship





“His music really grates with me. He’s the first composer I’ve met where, when I read the score, I can’t hear the music in my head. But that’s unimportant. The future belongs to this boy, not to me.” Such was the comment of Alexander Glazunov, Head of the St Petersburg Conservatory at the time, on the young Dmitri Shostakovich, whom he assisted financially more than once.

Here we have an evening of music whose aim is to recall the musical tradition that spawned Shostakovich, chart his quest for his own musical voice and illuminate the conditions under which he made his way as a composer and teacher in Stalinist Russia. The concert will feature complex works of chamber music by Shostakovich and his students Sofia Gubaidulina and Galina Ustvolskaya.


Alexander Glasunov (1865 – 1936)
5 Novelettes op. 15 for string quartet

Dmitry Shostakovich (1906 – 1975)
String quartet No 10
Choreography by Oren Lazovski
Dance: Oren Lazovski and Leah Katz

Sofia Gubaidulina (*1931)
„The Garden of Joy and Sorrow“ for flute, viola, harp and speaker
„Gallows Songs“ for mezzosoprano, flute, accordion, percussion and double bass

Galina Ustvolskaya (1919 – 2006)
Symphony No. 5 „Amen“ for oboe, trumpet, tuba, violin, percussion and speaker

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