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Sight and Sound: Shostakovich, Michelangelo, and The Artistic Conscience

The Orchestra Now
Leon Botstein, conductor
Tyler Duncan, baritone

Shostakovich's Suite on Verses of Michelangelo and the artwork of Michelangelo and others.

To commemorate the 500th anniversary of Michelangelo's birth, Shostakovich set eleven poems by the Renaissance master to music. This symphonic song cycle illuminates the timeless struggle of artists across the ages—from Michelangelo to Beethoven and Shostakovich himself—in their quest to remain free. Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Michelangelo: Divine Draftsman and Designer, on view at The Met Fifth Avenue, November 13 2017–February 12, 2018.

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Above: Michelangelo Buonarroti, (Italian, 1475–1564). A Bacchanal of Children (detail), 1530–1533. Red Chalk, sheet: 10 13/16 x 15 1/4 in. (27.4 x 38.8 cm). Royal Collection Trust/© Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2017