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Shostakovich and the October Revolution

10/10/07 2:37PM

VPR Classical's week-long tribute to Shostakovich, one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century, continues today. We feature Shostakovich's Symphony #7, known as the Leningrad. It has an incredibly poignant story behind it. Find out more as we listen to this symphony today at 2:30.

Playlist

2:01pm

Ruslan and Ludmilla: Dance
Composer: Mikhail Glinka
Ensemble: BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Vasili Sinaisky
Record co./Cat #: Chandos 9861
 
 

2:15pm

Brandenburg Concerto #2 F, BWV 1047
Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach
Ensemble: Ravinia Festival Ensemble
Conductor: James Levine
Record co./Cat #: RCA 60378
Release Year: 1977
 
 

2:30pm

Symphony #7 C, 60 Leningrad
Composer: Dmitri Shostakovich
Ensemble: Leningrad Philharmonic Orch
Conductor: Mariss Jansons
Record co./Cat #: Angel/EMI 49494
 
 

3:41pm

Concert Allegro
Composer: Edward Elgar
Soloists: Peter Pertis, piano
Record co./Cat #: Chandos 8438
 
 

3:52pm

Bartered Bride Overture
Composer: Bedrich Smetana
Ensemble: Columbia Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Thomas Schippers
Record co./Cat #: CBS/Sony 63053
Release Year: 1986
 
 

4:07pm

Scherzo Capriccioso, 66
Composer: Antonin Dvorak
Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Istvan Kertesz
Record co./Cat #: London 430046
Release Year: 1986
 
 

4:20pm

The Fairie Queen: Suite
Composer: Henry Purcell
Ensemble: Bath Festival Chamber Orch.
Conductor: Yehudi Menuhin
Record co./Cat #: Angel/EMI 65341
 
 

4:37pm

Trois Chansons
Composer: Maurice Ravel
Conductor: John Rutter
Soloists: Cambridge Singers
Record co./Cat #: Collegium 509
 
 

4:44pm

Fantasy on French Folktunes for oboe and orchestra, 31
Composer: Vincent d'Indy
Ensemble: Berlin Radio Symphony Orch.
Conductor: Hans Zimmer
Soloists: Lajos Lencses, oboe
Record co./Cat #: Capriccio 71028
 
 

5:07pm

Rienzi Overture
Composer: Richard Wagner
Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic
Conductor: Klaus Tennstedt
Record co./Cat #: Angel/EMI 86248
 
 

5:21pm

Trumpet Concerto D
Composer: Giuseppe Tartini
Ensemble: English Chamber Orchestra
Conductor: Jeffrey Tate
Soloists: Ole Edvard Antonsen, trumpet
Record co./Cat #: Angel/EMI 54897
 
 

5:33pm

Prelude & Fugue e, 35/1
Composer: Felix Mendelssohn
Soloists: Murray Perahia, piano
Record co./Cat #: CBS/Sony 42401
 
 

5:42pm

Peter Grimes: Four Sea Interludes, 33
Composer: Benjamin Britten
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Andrew Davis
Record co./Cat #: Teldec 73126
 
 
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