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SHOSTAKOVICH, D.: Symphonies, Vol. 3 - Symphony No. 8 (Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, Petrenko)

Composer(s)Shostakovich, Dmitry
Artist(s) Petrenko, Vasily, Conductor • Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
Period(s) 20th Century
Genre Classical Music
Category Orchestral
Catalogue 8.572392
Label Naxos
Quality   320kbps
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A third of a century after his death the symphonies of Dmitry Shostakovich have moved to the absolute centre of the repertoire. Written during World War II, the unusually constructed Eighth Symphony is a powerful work built on striking contrasts between music which is at times unremittingly bleak and at others brutally intense. The predominantly slow opening movement, punctuated by a terrifying central crescendo, is followed by a scherzo of savage parody. At the heart of the Symphony a second fast movement builds remorselessly to a shattering climax over pounding timpani. The rapt, largely introspective fourth movement, Largo, leads straight into the last movement, Allegretto, which seems to reach out for hope in an uncertain world. Vasily

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SHOSTAKOVICH, D.: Symphonies, Vol. 3 - Symphony No. 8 (Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, Petrenko) 1:01:57   
  Symphony No. 8 in C minor, Op. 65              
      I. Adagio - Allegro non troppo 25:14        album only  
      II. Allegretto 6:03    1.59   Add to cart  
      III. Allegro non troppo 6:18    1.59   Add to cart  
      IV. Largo 9:34    1.59   Add to cart  
      V. Allegretto 14:48    2.39   Add to cart  
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