Podcast: Vasily Petrenko talks to Edward Seckerson about his Shostakovich recording of Symphony No 8

Shostakovich: Symphony No.8 (Petrenko, Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra)

The charismatic St Petersburg-born Vasily Petrenko has really been turning things around at the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra since he took over as Principal Conductor in 2005. With both standards and audiences on the up he has embarked upon his first major recording project – to record all 15 Shostakovich Symphonies for the Naxos label. The two previous releases have received tremendous notices and in this exclusive podcast he talks to Edward Seckerson about the project in general and the latest release – the war-torn 8th Symphony – in particular.

Album details…
Catalogue No. Naxos 8.572392