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Shostakovich’s 5th

Posted: Friday | 02.24.12

Shostakovich

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

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