Saturday | 14.12.19

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The World of the Symphony – From Tchaikovsky, Dvořák and Sibelius, until Shostakovich and Copland
The Symphony
Dir.: Simon Broughton | 118 minutes

Other Screenings

The Symphony in the Late Nineteenth Century and Early Twentieth Century, a Genre that Never Lost Its Appeal

Lecture (in Heb.) by: Prof. Michael Wolpe

Concert performed by: Duo pianos Ron Regev and Yaron Rosenthal

In the program: Dvořák Symphony No.9 "From the New World"

There will be 2 minutes intermission between the two parts.

Please note: This program will be longer than usual.

UK 2011 | 118 minutes | English, Russian | Hebrew subtitles

Parts 3 and 4 of The Symphony - New Nations and New Worlds and Revolution and the Rebirth by Simon Broughton

The symphonies are performed by the BBC Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Sir Mark Elder

Courtesy of BBC

This BBC series presents a radical reappraisal of the place of the symphony in the modern world and explores the surprising way in which it has shaped our history and identity.

In Part 3- New Nations and New Worlds, Simon Russell Beale, our guide, takes us on a musical journey through the rise of nationalism in Europe into the New World. He discovers how national voices such as Tchaikovsky, Dvořák and Sibelius brought the symphony to wider audiences. In Part 4, Revolution and the Rebirth, the guide’s journey takes him into the 20th century, a time when the certainties of empire were falling away, war was looming and the world was changing faster than ever before. This part of the BBC series investigates the extraordinary symphonic world of Shostakovich, the star composer of the new Soviet Union, as well as the work of Ives and Copland who were both, in their different ways, creating a new American sound.