YolanDa Brown gets an inside view of what it’s like to play Shostakovich’s 10th Symphony from the perspective of trombonist Mark Templeton, violinist Lasma Taimina and piccolo player Stewart McIlwham.
We find out what lies behind the notes of this dramatic piece, both for the musicians who play it and for Shostakovich himself. From favourite scary moments to Stewart continuing in the footsteps of his piccolo playing father, there’s lots to explore.
Plus, if the players could play any other instrument in the symphony, what would it be?
Produced by Tandem Productions for the London Philharmonic Orchestra
51. Inside Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 10