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Leningrad and Liverpool united

We continue in last week’s vein of asking artists with a new Naxos release what questions they would like to have put to the composer featured on their disc, if that were possible. Vasily Petrenko has been turning critics’ heads … Read More →


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Podcast: Petrenko on Shostakovich 4th Symphony

Vasily Petrenko’s award-winning survey of the Shostakovich symphonies with the RLPO, now reaches the ninth instalment with the release of the Fourth Symphony. Here he talks to Edward Seckerson about the work. Album details… Catalogue No.: 8.573188 Podcast: Download (Duration: … Read More →


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Podcast: Shostakovich Symphony No 7 ‘Leningrad’

Vasily Petrenko’s Award-winning survey of the Shostakovich symphonies with the RLPO, now reaches the eighth instalment with the release of the epic ‘Leningrad’ Symphony. Here he talks to Edward Seckerson about the work. Album details… Catalogue No.: 8.573057   Podcast: Download … Read More →


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Troubles, brewing

  • 3 May, 2013
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This month sees the much awaited release of the next installment in the cycle of Shostakovich symphonies recorded by Vasily Petrenko and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra (Naxos 8.573057). The historical baggage carried by the Seventh Symphony, Leningrad, is well … Read More →


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Podcast: Shostakovich Symphony No 10

Vasily 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 … Read More →