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Concertgebouw: Main Hall
|Shostakovich and Stravinsky in the Concertgebouw|
|Tonight’s concert at the Concertgebouw started with the Romance from Shostakovich’s film score The Gadfly, as a tribute to the conductor Yakov Kreizberg, who sadly passed away last March. A popular piece with violinists, the Romance is a beautifully melodic work, perhaps one of Shostakovich’s most popular ones. The solo violin melody was played by concertmaster Olga Martinova, who, like the entire orchestra, played very well.
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