Podcast: Shostakovich Symphony No 10

8.572461Vasily Petrenko and the RLPO’s Shostakovich series for Naxos has attracted critical acclaim and numerous plaudits, including ‘Orchestral Recording of the Year’ at the 2011 Gramophone Awards for Symphony No 10.  In this fascinating podcast, Vasily Petrenko talks to Edward Seckerson of The Independent about his relationship with the Shostakovich symphonies and his insights into the great composer’s—and fellow Russian’s—life and work. They also discuss the 10th Symphony, which Petrenko describes as “a perfect piece”, “less extreme than the other symphonies”, but also “very difficult to perform”.

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