Poska dirigeert Beethoven 8 - Kristiina Poska & Ivan Karizna
Prokofiev Overture on Hebrew themes, op. 34b Shostakovich Concerto for cello No. 1, op. 107 by Beethoven Symphony No. 8, op. 93 "Beethoven's music is essential across the board. It is all or nothing. Life or death." Kristiina Poska's devotion to his music has only grown in recent seasons. Light-hearted and seemingly superficial, but also ironic and often irresistibly funny: what does Beethoven's Eighth tell us about life and death? Did Beethoven celebrate the freedom that lies in reversing expectations? Perhaps he did. Maybe not. No matter how many times you listen to it, this sprightly symphony puts you on the wrong track every time. Shostakovich, too, nearly a century and a half later, harnessed the power of irony. And how. In his cello concerto, he linked his own musical handshake to the favourite melody of the now-deceased Stalin. Talk about musical humour! Bitter, cutting and efficient. Young cello virtuoso Ivan Karizna won the audience prize at the Queen Elizabeth Competition 2017. He performs Shostakovich's concerto precisely and vitally, imploringly and menacingly. This classical concert will continue on 8 June 2024 at Muziekcentrum De Bijloke Ghent, 9 June 2024 at DE SINGEL Antwerp, 13 June 2024 at Concertgebouw Brugge and 16 June 2024 at the Bijloke site Ghent during Côté Jardin.