Shostakovich Symphony No 12, “The Year 1917” conducted by Rouvali

A grand monument of a violent epoch - Shostakovich Symphony No 12, “The Year 1917” conducted by Rouvali.

  • Santtu-Matias Rouvali/Gothenburg Symphony | Copyright: © Ola Kjelbye

    Santtu-Matias Rouvali/Gothenburg Symphony © Ola Kjelbye

This year marks the centenary of the Russian revolution. Shostakovich, twelve years old, experienced this extraordinary transformation of society which would affect his life and future forever. In 1961 he composed the expansive and fateful Symphony No 12, which portrays the revolutionary Petrograd (St Petersburg), Lenin’s planning of the revolution, the first grenades fired at the Winter Palace from the armoured cruiser Aurora, and finally the triumphant apotheosis with hopes of a better future.

Lenght: 46,34

Sjostakovitj Symfoni No 12 “The Year 1917”

Gothenburg Symphony
Santtu-Matias Rouvali conductor

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World sales: Pauline Mazenod, WINDROSE:

Genre Classical music
Recording location Gothenburg Concert Hall
Production year 2017



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