Dmitri Shostakovich: Symphony No. 7 C major op. 60, "Leningrad"

Czech Philharmonic, Semyon Bychkov
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In his monumental seventh symphony, "Leningrad", Dmitri Shostakovich thematized the occupation and bombing of his home city Leningrad by German troops. Stalin's regime celebrated the symphony as a symbol of resistance to national socialist fascism. The music is certainly anti-fascist in its intentions, but it is by no means propaganda music. It deals with things that happen within us – anxiety, sadness and anger, the struggle to get a hold on ourselves in a fit of helpless panic. The Leningrad premiere took place during a blockade under scarcely conceivable circumstances with the fifteen surviving members of the Leningrad Radio Orchestra. The Czech Philharmonic under Semyon Bychkov opens the season at the Prague Rudolfinum with this colossal and intimate work. 

 

A production of the Czech Philharmonic in cooperation with EuroArts.

 

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recorded at 09/30/2021, 07:30pm (CEST)
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Opening Concert in Prague
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External links

Schostakowitsch: Symphony No. 7 C major op. 60, "Leningrad"

Program
Dmitri Shostakovich: Symphony No. 7 C major op. 60, "Leningrad"

I. Allegretto

II. Moderato (poco allegretto)

III. Adagio - Largo

IV. Allegro non troppo

External links

Schostakowitsch: Symphony No. 7 C major op. 60, "Leningrad"