Wuhan composers’ pandemic symphony brings listeners to tears at its Beijing premiere

//Wuhan composers’ pandemic symphony brings listeners to tears at its Beijing premiere

Wuhan composers’ pandemic symphony brings listeners to tears at its Beijing premiere

On October 10, the premiere of Dedicated to 2020 – A Symphony for Soprano, Baritone, Chorus and Orchestra, performed by nearly 200 singers and musicians on a packed stage in Beijing, brought many in the audience to tears.With its solemn and powerful melodies and lyrics, this is the world’s first Covid-19-inspired symphony, and has drawn comparisons to some of the most stirring pieces of music written at other times of crisis in modern history.The 70-minute-long piece, commissioned by the 23rd…

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