Notes & Reviews:
This celebrated symphony, completed in 1943, commemorates the siege of Leningrad during the Second World War, in which over 630,000 people lost their lives. The original score was actually smuggled out of the Soviet Union on microfilm and premiered in London and eventually performed in the US by Toscanini and the NBC Symphony Orchestra.
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Shostakovich: Cello Concertos no 1-2 / Schiff, Shostakovich
Vaughan Williams: Orchestral Works / Marriner, Boult, et al
Bloch: Concerto Grossi 1 & 2, Schelomo / Hanson, Miquelle
Ponchielli: La Gioconda / Votto, Callas, Cossotto, et al
Sibelius, Prokofiev, Glazunov: Concertos / Heifetz, et al
American Classics - Bernstein: Symphony no 1, etc / Judd
American Classics - Bernstein: Symphony no 2, etc
Manuel de Falla's Spain / Schwarz, Rosenberger, London SO
Bernstein Century - Shostakovich: Symphonies no 5 & 9
Works DetailsShostakovich, Dmitri : Symphony no 7 (as used in the film "Testimony")
- Conductor: Bernard Haitink
- Ensemble: London Philharmonic Orchestra
- Notes: Composition written: 1941.
- Running Time: 78 min. 42 sec.
- Period Time: Modern
- Form: Orchestral
- Written: 1941