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SHOSTAKOVICH: Symphonies, Vol. 3 | Symphony No. 8



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A third of a century after his death the symphonies of Dmitry Shostakovich have moved to the absolute centre of the repertoire. Written during World War II, the unusually constructed Eighth Symphony is a powerful work built on striking contrasts between music which is at times unremittingly bleak and at others brutally intense. The predominantly slow opening movement, punctuated by a terrifying central crescendo, is followed by a scherzo of savage parody. At the heart of the Symphony a second fast movement builds remorselessly to a shattering climax over pounding timpani. The rapt, largely introspective fourth movement, Largo, leads straight into the last movement, Allegretto, which seems to reach out for hope in an uncertain world.
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Item number 8572392
Barcode 747313239276
Release date 26/04/2010
Category Instrumental | Classical Music
Label Naxos Box Sets
Media type CD
Number of units 1
Performers
Composers Shostakovich, Dmitry
Conductors Vasily Petrenko
Orchestras Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
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