Canadian composer Kevin Lau’s evocative and dreamlike Prelude to Dawn is the pivot point between Haydn’s light and inventive Symphony No. 96, written at the height of his symphonic powers, and Shostakovich’s dramatic Chamber Symphony. Barshai’s arrangement for chamber orchestra of Shostakovich’s Third String Quartet combines playfulness with profundity.
- Haydn Symphony No. 96 in D major “Miracle” Hob. I:96
- Kevin Lau Prelude to Dawn (2011)
- Dmitri Shostakovich Chamber Symphony in F major Op. 73a (arr. Barshai)
- Gordon Gerrard conductor