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Shostakovich: Symphony No. 6 - Symphony No. 12 'The Year 1917'

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Vasily Petrenko

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Symphony No. 6, Op. 54  
1
I. Largo
Dmitry Shostakovich; Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra; Vasily Petrenko
19:45
2
II. Allegro
Dmitry Shostakovich; Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra; Vasily Petrenko
5:54
3
III. Presto
Dmitry Shostakovich; Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra; Vasily Petrenko
7:09
Symphony No. 12 in D Minor, Op. 112, "The Year of 1917"  
4
I. Revolutionary Petrograd
Dmitry Shostakovich; Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra; Vasily Petrenko
12:40
5
II. Razliv
Dmitry Shostakovich; Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra; Vasily Petrenko
10:44
6
III. Aurora
Dmitry Shostakovich; Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra; Vasily Petrenko
3:31
7
IV. The Dawn of Humanity
Dmitry Shostakovich; Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra; Vasily Petrenko
9:55
Total Playing Time    69:38
"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."
- The Financial Times

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.
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