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Ensemble

Sharply Etched

Mozart and Shostakovich from the
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra,
reviewed by MIKE WHEELER

 

Shostakovich's Symphony No 7 -- 'Leningrad' -- was an early victim of its own success. Composed and premiered in circumstances that couldn't help but turn it into a piece of wartime propaganda, it generated a wave of enthusiasm that inevitably evaporated once the immediate events started to become history. The passage of time has helped it shed some of the baggage, and it's been slowly making its way back into the repertoire...

Copyright © 13 November 2011 Mike Wheeler,
Derby UK

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CITY OF BIRMINGHAM SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH

WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART

NOTTINGHAM ROYAL CONCERT HALL

UNITED KINGDOM

VIOLIN MUSIC

ORCHESTRAL MUSIC

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