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Shostakovich: Symphony No. 8 / Noseda, London Symphony Orchestra


Release Date: 10/05/2018 
Label:  Lso Live   Catalog #: 822  
Composer:  Dmitri Shostakovich
Conductor:  Gianandrea Noseda
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Composed against a cataclysmic backdrop of Stalinist oppression and the Second World War, Shostakovich's Symphony No.8 is a deeply affecting poem of suffering. The composer described it as, ''an attempt to reflect the terrible tragedy of war,'' and it contains some of the most terrifying music he ever wrote. Here, Gianandrea Noseda conducts the London Symphony Orchestra with intensity and understanding, allowing the music to tell its own story as it travels from darkness into light, yearning more for peace than for victory. Composed against a cataclysmic backdrop of Stalinist oppression and the Second World War, Shostakovich's Symphony No.8 is a deeply affecting poem of suffering. The composer described it as, ''an attempt to reflect the terrible tragedy of war,'' and it contains some of the most terrifying music he ever wrote. Here, Gianandrea Noseda conducts the London Symphony Orchestra with intensity and understanding, allowing the music to tell its own story as it travels from darkness into light, yearning more for peace than for victory. Read less

Works on This Recording

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Symphony no 8 in C minor, Op. 65 by Dmitri Shostakovich
Conductor:  Gianandrea Noseda
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1943; USSR 

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