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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
Album Price
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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.


Review By Patrick Szersnovicz,Diapason,


Review By Giuseppe Rossi,Musica,


Review By Record Geijutsu,September 2012

8.572708_The Record Geijutsu_092012_ja.pdf

Review By Pierre-Jean Tribot,,June 2012

Pour ce nouveau volume de son intégrale des Symphonies de Dimitri Chostakovitch, Vasily Petrenko additionne les Symphonies des extrêmes. La rage des expérimentations de la Symphonie n°2 est contrecarrée par l’introspection orchestrale de la Symphonie n°15. La tragédie et la douleur traversent ce parcours débuté par la force herculéenne de la Symphonie « Octobre » et close par le requiem orchestral de la Symphonie n°15.



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