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A Towering Rage

Shostakovich's
Symphony No 11 -
heard by
ROBERT ANDERSON

'... total conviction.'

Shostakovich: Symphony No 11. © 2009 Naxos Rights International Ltd

Like the palace of Versailles, the vast expanse of the Winter Palace in St Petersburg, seeming to stretch endlessly along the River Neva, stands ready for revolution. As the home for one family, however divinely appointed, its scale never made sense. Major rumblings of trouble ahead occurred in 1905, whether in the January massacre portrayed by Shostakovich in Symphony No 11, or in the mutiny on the battleship Potemkin from later in the year...

Copyright © 16 June 2011 Robert Anderson,
London UK

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CD INFORMATION: SHOSTAKOVICH: SYMPHONY NO 11

DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH

ROYAL LIVERPOOL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA

VASILY PETRENKO

RUSSIA

NAXOS

ORCHESTRAL MUSIC

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