The Symphony #5 of Dmitri Shostakovich is an expression of profound human emotion. I hear in this music sounds of isolation, of anxiety, of suffering, longing, and remembrance of things long ago.
If you allow yourself, you will also get a sense of mourning, as well as periods of grief-stricken song, laments, and sobs.
Conductor Vasiliy Petrenko and the Liverpool Orchestra play with power, sensitivity and with precision.
Here is an interesting interview with Mr. Petrenko:
And now the music… here is a bit of history:
Leonard Bernstein rehearsing the Shostakovich 5
Tags: Dmitri Shostakovich, Vasily Petrenko, Symphony #5, Bernstein