- Performer:Vasily Petrenko
- Title:Shostakovich: Symphonies Nos. 6 & 12 "The Year 1917'"
- Date of release:September 26, 2011
- Recording location:Liverpool Philharmonic Hall, England
- Size FLAC version1474 megabytes
- Size MP3 version1351 megabytes
- Size WMA version1397 megabytes
- Formats:XM ADX AHX APE MP1 DMF
6 & 12 "The Year 1917'". The sixth volume in Vasily Petrenko's complete cycle of the symphonies of Dmitry Shostakovich presents a peculiar match-up of the Symphony No. 6 in B minor, an entirely abstract work, and the programmatic Symphony No. 12 in D minor, "The Year 1917. Such a pairing is only for the convenience of organizing this set, so the two works need not be examined for any hidden musical connections or common subject matter. In 1938, Shostakovich intended to compose a setting of a Mayakovsky poem on Lenin, though by 1939 his ideas had developed into the Sixth Symphony, devoid of any tribute.
Shostakovich Symphonies – 6. Format: CD, Album. Composed By – Dmitri Shostakovich. Conductor – Vasily Petrenko. Engineer – Mike Clements (tracks: 4 to 7), Phil Rowlands (tracks: 1 to 3). Liner Notes – Richard Whitehouse (2).
Only 1 left in stock (more on the way). Temporarily out of stock. Noteworthy first symphonies include Gergiev (SACD), Bernstein, Sanderling, and probably others according to sonic tastes. I am sold on Petrenko, just as I was sold on Stokowski. By the end of the first symphony, I found myself awed by the acute grip the nineteen-year-old Shostakovich could have, on the deeper, sad-tragic aspects of our human condition. Many of the big, bold, broad melodies ring out, alive and vigorous, yet gesturing to lights plus shadows at the same time. Thus is the composer Mahlerian, without sounding all that much like Mahler, or anybody else for that matter.
Symphony N. 2 in D minor 'The Year 1917', O. 12 - I. Revolutionary Petrogra. 05. Symphony N. 12 - II. Razliv: Adagio -. 06. 12 - III. Aurora: Allegro -. 07. 12 - IV. The Dawn of Humanity: Archive content. Shostakovich - Symphonies Nos. 6 & 12 - Petrenko/ - . 0. 6 & 12 - h - Symphonies Nos. 6 & 1. df - . 7.
Petrenko renders the anguish of Shostakovich's Sixth Symphony in a superbly paced performance, writes Andrew Clements. Previous releases in Vasily Petrenko's Shostakovich cycle for Naxos have been heaped with praise, and this superb pairing of two of the less performed symphonies comfortably maintains the same high standard. Both works began, 21 years apart, as large-scale commemorations of Lenin, but only the Twelfth, "The Year 1917", retained its original programmatic element; the Sixth was transformed into an entirely abstract work in three movements, with an opening Largo that comfortably outweighs the other two movements combined. That fierce, anguished first movement is one of Shostakovich's greatest achievements; in this superbly paced performance, it seems to echo the wracked Adagio that begins Mahler's Tenth Symphony.
Series: Vasily Petrenko Shostakovich Symphonies. Shostakovich: Symphony No. 12 in D minor, Op. 112 'The Year 1917'. 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 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.
SHOSTAKOVICH Symphonies Nos 6 & 12. Latest from the Liverpool Shostakovich powerhouse. View record and artist details. Record and Artist Details. Dmitri Shostakovich Composer. Vasily Petrenko Conductor. Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra. Symphony No. 12, 'The Year 1917'. Author: David Fanning. SHOSTAKOVICH Symphonies Nos 6 & 12. 6. With the Sixth and Twelfth Symphonies, the RLPO harnesses one of the most profoundly thought-out of Shostakovich’s conceptions to one of the least. Petrenko seems determined to insist on that dichotomy.
54 Symphony No. 12 in D minor ‘The Year 1917’, Op. 112. CD 6 : Symphony No. 7 ‘Leningrad’, Op. Alexander Vinogradov – bass, Gal James – soprano Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Huddersfield Choral Society, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Choir, Vasily Petrenko.
CreditsG. Chertov - Cover Photo
Mike Clements - Engineer
Mark McNulty - Photography
Vasily Petrenko - Conductor, Primary Artist
Phil Rowlands - Engineer
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra - Orchestra
Dmitry Shostakovich - Composer
Andrew Walton - Producer
Richard Whitehouse - Liner Notes
|Symphony No. 6 in B minor, Op. 54|
|1||1. Largo Dmitry Shostakovich||Vasily Petrenko||19:44|
|2||2. Allegro Dmitry Shostakovich||Vasily Petrenko||5:52|
|3||3. Presto Dmitry Shostakovich||Vasily Petrenko||7:17|
|Symphony No. 12 in D minor 'The Year 1917', Op. 112|
|4||Revolutionary Petrograd: Moderato Dmitry Shostakovich||Vasily Petrenko||12:31|
|5||Razliv: Adagio Dmitry Shostakovich||Vasily Petrenko||10:43|
|6||Aurora: Allegro Dmitry Shostakovich||Vasily Petrenko||3:31|
|7||The Dawn of Humanity: L'istesso tempo Dmitry Shostakovich||Vasily Petrenko||9:54|