- Performer:Valery Polyansky
- Title:Dmitri Shostakovich: Symphony No. 12 "The Year 1917"; Cello Concerto No. 2
- Date of release:1998
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Symphony No. 12 in D minor, Op. 112 (The Year 1917 - in Memory of Lenin). 1. No. 1, "Revolutionary Petrograd". 4. 4, "The Dawn of Humanity". Cello Concerto No. 2 in G major, Op. 126. 5. Largo.
The Cello Concerto No. 2, Opus 126, was written by Dmitri Shostakovich in the spring of 1966 in the Crimea. Like the first concerto, it was written for Mstislav Rostropovich, who gave the premiere in Moscow under Yevgeny Svetlanov on 25 September 1966 at the composer's 60th birthday concert. Sometimes the concerto is listed as being in the key of G, but the score gives no such indication. 1 in E-flat major, Op. 107, was composed in 1959 by Dmitri Shostakovich. Shostakovich wrote the work for his friend Mstislav Rostropovich, who committed it to memory in four days and gave the premiere on October 4, 1959, with Yevgeny Mravinsky conducting the Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra in the Large Hall of the Leningrad Conservatory. The first recording was made in two days following the premiere by Rostropovich and the Moscow Philharmonic, under the baton of Aleksandr Gauk.
Symphony No. 12 'The Year 1917', Op. 112. 41:58. Symphony No. That was 1927, when adventurousness in creative endeavour was not yet frowned upon. Thrity years later when Shostakovich took up the theme again, after years of disapproval by the authorities, he wore the mantle of composer-laureate
Dmitri Shostakovich composed his Symphony No. 112, subtitled The Year of 1917, in 1961, dedicating it to the memory of Vladimir Lenin, leader of the Bolshevik Revolution, as he did for his Symphony No. 2. The symphony was premiered that October by the Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra under conductor Yevgeny Mravinsky. This was also the last Shostakovich symphony which Mravinsky premiered; his refusal to give the first performance of the Thirteenth Symphony, Babi Yar, caused a permanent strain in their working relationship. Cello Concerto No 1 in E flat major. 12 In D Minor 'The Year 1917', Op. (34:50). Revolutionary Petrograd: Moderato -. 12:40. Composed By – Dmitri Shostakovich. Conductor – Vasily Petrenko. Engineer – Mike Clements (tracks: 4 to 7), Phil Rowlands (tracks: 1 to 3).
Symphony N. 2, O. 12 'The Year 1917': IV. The Dawn of Humanity, L'istesso Tempo. Beautiful Clasical Melodies. Shostakovich: All Symphonies. Jacques Offenbach (1819-1880) - Ouvertures. Bellini: I Capuleti e i Montecchi. Dmitri Shostakovich: Complete String Quartets Vol. I. Shostakovich - String Quartets.
CreditsMarianne Fernee - Liner Note Translation
Frans Helmerson - Cello
Nigel Luckhurst - Photography
Kara Lyttle - Booklet Editor
Valery Polyansky - Conductor, Primary Artist, Producer
Eric Roseberry - Liner Notes
Russian State Symphony Orchestra - Orchestra
Sarah Wenman - Design
Michael White-Robinson - Typesetting
|Symphony No. 12 in D minor, Op. 112 (The Year 1917 - in Memory of Lenin)|
|1||No. 1, "Revolutionary Petrograd"||Valery Polyansky||13:50|
|2||No. 2, "Razliv"||Valery Polyansky||12:47|
|3||No. 3, "Aurora"||Valery Polyansky||4:23|
|4||No. 4, "The Dawn of Humanity"||Valery Polyansky||10:59|
|Cello Concerto No. 2 in G major, Op. 126|
|6||Scherzo. Allegretto||Valery Polyansky||4:18|
|7||Finale. Allegretto||Valery Polyansky||15:25|