Tabea Zimmermann / Lilya Zilberstein


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Tabea Zimmermann
Tabea Zimmermann © Marco Borggreve
Lilya Zilberstein
Lilya Zilberstein © Andrej Grilc
Semjon Aranowitsch und Alexander Sokurow
Semjon Aranowitsch und Alexander Sokurow © privat

A life for music

The film »Dmitri Shostakovich. The Viola Sonata« tells the story of Shostakovich’s life in archive footage and relates it to the political events in the Soviet Union. The two directors skilfully edited their material exclusively with music by the composer, spanning all creative phases and genres. The film, which was initially banned and confiscated by the censors, bears witness to Dmitri Shostakovich’s conflict-ridden, difficult existence in his totalitarian homeland. The movie is shown in Russian language with German subtitles.

The viola sonata op. 147 that follows the film was completed by the gravely ill composer shortly before his death. He did not live to see its first performance (1975) – a musical document of his farewell to the world. With star violist Tabea Zimmermann and Lilya Zilberstein at the piano, this impressive work is in the very best of hands.


Tabea Zimmermann viola

Lilya Zilberstein piano


Einführung mit Brigitte van Kann

Dimitri Schostakowitsch. Die Bratschensonate (Regie: Semjon Aranowitsch und Alexander Sokurow), RU

– Interval –

Dmitri Schostakowitsch
Sonate für Viola und Klavier op. 147

Promoter: Butzmann, Helmut

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