Dmitry Shostakovich - Symphony No. 14 (2014)
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Vasily Petrenko
Gal James, soprano; Alexander Vinogradov, baritone (bass)
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Genre: Classical | Label: Naxos | # 8.573132 | Time: 00:49:33
At its première in June 1969 Shostakovich described his Symphony No. 14, in effect a symphonic song cycle, ‘a fight for the liberation of humanity…a great protest against death, a reminder to live one’s life honestly, decently, nobly…’ Originally intending to write an oratorio, Shostakovich set eleven poems on the theme of mortality, and in particular early or unjust death, for two solo singers accompanied by strings and percussion. This is the penultimate release in Vasily Petrenko’s internationally acclaimed symphonic cycle.