Bychkov conducts Shostakovich and Dvořák – with Daniil Trifonov
The Czech Philharmonic opened its 2020-21 season with a programme marking the 100th anniversary of the birth of Václav Neumann, the orchestra's music director from 1968 to 1989. Semyon Bychkov, the orchestra's current music director, is on the podium and is joined, in the concert's first half, by pianist Daniil Trifonov and trumpeter Selina Ott, performing Shostakovich's Concerto for Piano, Trumpet and Strings – a work by turns quirky and acerbic and, in the beautiful slow movement, meltingly lyrical. For the concert's second half, the orchestra turns to Dvořák's powerful Symphony No. 8.
- Selina Ott (Trumpet), Daniil Trifonov (Piano)
- Czech Philharmonic
- Semyon Bychkov