Notes & Reviews:
Melodiya presents a recording of Dmitri Shostakovich's famous opus, performed by one of the best interpreters of his music. Composed in the first months of the Great Patriotic War, Shostakovich's Symphony No. 7 became a symbol of the struggle against fascism; its most memorable performances took place in Moscow, New York, London, and Buenos Aires, but its premiere in beleaguered Leningrad in Autumn 1942 was of the utmost importance. This bright and tragic music has not lost any of its emotional power and topicality; it sounds as a protest against totalitarianism, violence, and suppression of human personality and that was exactly how it sounded in the interpretation of outstanding conductor Gennady Rozhdestvensky in 1986, when Shostakovich's homeland was again on the threshold of great change.Notes & Reviews:
Recording information: 1986.
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Works DetailsShostakovich, Dmitri : Symphony no 7 (as used in the film "Testimony")
- Conductor: Gennady Rozhdestvensky
- Ensemble: USSR Ministry of Culture Symphony Orchestra
- Notes: Composition written: 1941.
- Running Time: 73 min. 59 sec.
- Period Time: Modern
- Form: Orchestral
- Written: 1941