Boris Pasternak, Claudio Abbado, Dmitri Shostakovich, Grigorij Kozintsev, King Lear, Mahler Chamber Orchestra
Now this is rather different.
Back in 2003, in Ferrara, the Mahler Chamber Orchestra and the Swedish Radio Choir held a curious concert. Grigorij Kozintsev‘s 1970 Russian King Lear was shown on a screen, while the orchestra, conducted by Claudio Abbado, performed a combination of Shostakovich‘s soundtrack and incidental music for a 1940 production of the play. Continue reading