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Shostakovich: Symphony No. 7, "Leningrad"

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Vasily Petrenko

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Symphony No. 7 in C Major, Op. 60, "Leningrad"  
1
I. Allegretto
Dmitry Shostakovich; Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra; Vasily Petrenko
28:32
2
II. Moderato (poco allegretto)
Dmitry Shostakovich; Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra; Vasily Petrenko
12:58
3
III. Adagio
Dmitry Shostakovich; Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra; Vasily Petrenko
18:44
4
IV. Allegro non troppo
Dmitry Shostakovich; Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra; Vasily Petrenko
19:01
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    79:15
"... one of the great recordings of this still troubling work."
- Fanfare

"... deserves to be in every orchestral music lover’s collection ... with sound as good as performance and value, it’s an easy recommendation."
- Audiophilia

"... (a) compelling performance ... the full-bodied sound from the Liverpool Phil is highly effective and the wide dynamics and vivid climaxes are wonderfully controlled ... the sound feels remarkably fresh and the balance is impressive too ... the orchestral playing is an absolute triumph ... truly world class."
- MusicWeb International

Another volume in the highly acclaimed complete cycle of Shostakovich symphonies from conductor Vasily Petrenko, leading the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra on the Seventh Symphony, written during the Nazi invasion of the Soviet Union in 1941. Initially the composer gave each movement a programmatic title but later withdrew them, leaving this epic work as an historic emblem of heroic defiance in the face of conflict and crisis.

"I dedicate my Seventh Symphony to our struggle against fascism, to our coming victory over the enemy, to my native city, Leningrad."
- Dmitry Shostakovich
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