Andris Nelson photo: Marco Borggreve
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A piece of chalk would like to draw pretty things on the blackboard, but is only allowed to spell out maths problems and words. This superficially cute children’s story was set to music by Sofia Gubaidulina, thereby also offering a subtle commentary on the fate of cultural creators in totalitarian states. Dmitri Shostakovich too was faced with being unable to write what he wanted – a state reflected in his Ninth Symphony, which cannot be imagined without world events in 1945. Antonín Dvořák’s Sixth Symphony, on the other hand, was written in more carefree times: here the composer struck a perfect balance between his veneration for Johannes Brahms and a folkloristic tone.
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