Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
Vasily Petrenko


Shostakovich Symphony No. 5 in D minor
Shostakovich Symphony No. 9 in E flat major


Following their electrifying account of Shostakovich’s Eleventh Symphony, Vasily Petrenko and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra explore the profound ambivalences of the composer’s most performed Fifth symphony. It was written in 1937 at a time when Shostakovich was under intense personal and political pressure from the authorities.

Shostakovich Symphony No. 5 & 9

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