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Shostakovich: Symphonies Nos. 6 & 12

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Catalogue number8572658
Release date2011-09-01
Discs1

Classics Today 10/10.

Shostakovich’s Sixth and Twelfth Symphonies both had their origins in large-scale projects about Lenin, though the Sixth was eventually to emerge as one of the composer’s most abstract and idiosyncratic symphonies. The long, intensely lyrical and meditative slow movement that opens the work is one of the composer’s most striking. The Twelfth, one of the least played of Shostakovich’s symphonies in the West, became less a celebration of Lenin’s legacy than a chronological depiction of events during the Bolshevik Revolution. ‘The playing is fabulously crisp and committed, while the interpretations combine atmosphere and a sense of proportion—to the benefit of the youthful First, which receives an eerily effective performance, free of exaggeration.’ (Financial Times on Naxos 8.572396 / Symphonies Nos. 1 and 3)
 
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  Composer: Shostakovich, Dmitry
  Symphony No. 6 in B minor, Op. 54 32:48
01 I. Largo 19:45 $ 1.48 USD
02 II. Allegro 05:54 $ 0.44 USD
03 III. Presto 07:09 $ 0.54 USD
 
 
  Composer: Shostakovich, Dmitry
  Symphony No. 12 in D minor, Op. 112, "The Year of 1917" 36:50
04 I. Revolutionary Petrograd 12:40 $ 0.95 USD
05 II. Razliv 10:44 $ 0.81 USD
06 III. Aurora 03:31 $ 0.26 USD
07 IV. The Dawn of Humanity 09:55 $ 0.74 USD
 
  Album total 69:38
ComposerShostakovich, Dmitry
OrchestraRoyal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
ConductorPetrenko, Vasily
EngineerClements, Mike
Rowlands, Phil
ProducerWalton, Andrew

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