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SHOSTAKOVICH, D.: Symphonies, Vol. 7 - Symphonies Nos. 2 and 15 (Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Choir and Orchestra, Petrenko)

Composer(s)Shostakovich, Dmitry
Artist(s) Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Choir, Choir • Petrenko, Vasily, Conductor • Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
Period(s) 20th Century
Genre Classical Music
Category Orchestral
Catalogue 8.572708
Label Naxos
Quality   320kbps
  Booklet / liner notes available
 


These two hugely contrasting symphonies come from the opposite ends of Shostakovich’s life and career. The Second Symphony was written to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Bolshevik October Revolution. Its advanced idiom of experimental textures and abstract effects can perhaps be best described as organised musical chaos. The Fifteenth was Shostakovich’s last symphony and is filled with remarkable contrasts, from the rollicking quotes from Rossini’s William Tell Overture and eerie references to Wagner’s Götterdämmerung and Tristan und Isolde, to the last and perhaps most imaginative of the composer’s symphonic passacaglias.


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SHOSTAKOVICH, D.: Symphonies, Vol. 7 - Symphonies Nos. 2 and 15 (Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Choir and Orchestra, Petrenko) 1:07:03   
  Symphony No. 2, Op. 14, "Oktyabryu" (To October)          
      Largo - 5:40       
      Poco meno mosso - 6:51       
      Meno mosso 5:57       
  Symphony No. 15 in A major, Op. 141          
      I. Allegretto 8:08       
      II. Adagio 17:25       
      III. Allegretto 3:49       
      IV. Adagio 19:13       
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