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Shostakovich: Symphony No. 11, "The Year 1905"

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Vasily Petrenko

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Symphony No. 11 ‘The Year 1905’ in G Minor, Op. 103  
1
I. The Palace Square. Adagio Attacca
Dmitry Shostakovich; Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra; Vasily Petrenko
13:46
2
II. The Ninth of January. Allegro - Adagio - Allegro - Allegro Attacca
Dmitry Shostakovich; Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra; Vasily Petrenko
18:18
3
III. Eternal Memory. Adagio Attacca
Dmitry Shostakovich; Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra; Vasily Petrenko
11:10
4
IV. The Tocsin. Allegro non Troppo - Allegro - Moderato - Adagio - Allegro
Dmitry Shostakovich; Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra; Vasily Petrenko
14:24
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    57:38
"... this is excellent ... there are none I know that give this much pleasure overall …"
- Fanfare

"Recording of the Year ... the Naxos sound is actually very good, with a broad, deep, soundstage ... the RLPO certainly play their hearts out ..."
- MusicWeb International

"Four Stars ... (Petrenko) keeps an extremely tight grip on proceedings ... The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic delivers an incisive and strongly committed performance with splendid and expressive solos from the flute, cor anglais and trumpet ..."
- BBC Music Magazine

Charismatic young conductor Vasily Petrenko launches his Shostakovich symphonies series with this performance of Symphony No. 11, a highly charged depiction of the ‘Bloody Sunday’ massacre of over 200 peaceful demonstrators by Czarist soldiers outside the Winter Palace in St Petersburg in 1905. Scored for a sizeable orchestra of triple woodwind, four horns, three each of trumpets and trombones, tuba, timpani, percussion, celesta, harps and strings, the symphony makes extensive use of revolutionary songs as thematic elements.
44.1 kHz / 24-bit PCM - Naxos Studio Masters

Recorded at the Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool, England, on 22nd and 23rd April, 2008
Producer and engineer: Tim Handley
Publisher: Boosey & Hawkes Music Publishers Ltd.
Booklet notes: Richard Whitehouse
Cover Photograph: Dmitry Shostakovich in his flat on Mozhaiskoe Shosse, Moscow, in 1957, by Oleg Tsesarsky (courtesy of the DSCH Archive, Moscow)

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