CARNEGIE HALL PRESENTS
Tuesday, January 27, 2015 | 8 PM
Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Music by two 20th-century giants who lived in the shadow of Stalin’s terror is featured. Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 3 is one of his most popular works—an energetic masterpiece laced with biting wit, romantic interludes, and a fiery solo part. Shostakovich’s admiration of Mahler is evident in his massive Symphony No. 4, particularly so in the huge emotional arc of its closing movement. Political circumstances forced Shostakovich to cancel its 1936 premiere and the music was not heard until 1961—long after Stalin’s death.