L. van Beethoven:Ah perfido, aria for soprano and orchestra
D. Shostakovich:Violin Concerto No. 1
P. I. Tschaikovsky:Symphony No. 3
Although he wrote only one opera, Fidelio, Beethoven was very interested in the drama genre. He gave his contribution with the concert aria Ah, perfido (Ah, traitor), which requires outstanding vocal skills by the soloist. Another composer whose life was a true drama, Dmitry Shostakovich, also spiced up the pages of his scores with drama. His Concerto No. 1 for violin and orchestra, written for David Oistrakh, who described the solo part as a “typical Shakespearean role.” Symphony No. 3 by Tchaikovsky rounds off the concert with an unusual form of five movements, unique in this author’s symphonic cycle.