Contrasting experiences: Haydn's 'easy joy' and Shostakovich's 'acid-tinged' defiance
Hear the Kansas City Symphony perform works by Joseph Haydn and Dmitri Shostakovich. Co-hosts Michael Stern and Dan Margolies clear up the myth of Haydn's "Miracle" Symphony No. 96 and explore the emotional depth of Shostakovich's String Quartet No. 8 in C minor as arranged for string orchestra. We'll also hear a recent performance of his searing Symphony No. 5 in a performance led by guest conductor Joshua Weilerstein.
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Symphony No. 96 in D major "The Miracle"
by Joseph Haydn
Live performance, April 2023
Chamber Symphony for Strings in C minor, Op. 110a
by Dmitri Shostakovich, arr. for strings by Rudolph Barshai
Streaming Performance, January 2021
Symphony No. 5 in D minor, Op. 47
by Dmitri Shostakovich
Joshua Weilerstein - guest conductor
Live performance, January 2022