Shostakovich was invited to attend the 22nd Congress as a new Party member, where it was performed.. VASILY PETRENKO: The Twelfth is probably the most cryptic of them all, and a big discovery for me. Full title: Symphony No. Gunpowder is also in evidence in Dmitri Shostakovich’s (1906-1975) Symphony No. 12 and Glorius Percussion by Sofia Gubaidulina. R., August 9, 1975 Last season, the BSO performed Dmitri Shostakovich’s massive Eleventh Symphony, subtitled “The Year 1905” and inspired by the massacre of peaceful Russian demonstrators outside St. Petersburg’s Winter Palace that year, … 112 'The Year 1917' This page lists all recordings of Symphony No. Symphony No. 12 in D minor, Op. It’s a hugely powerful piece, especially if you … Based on revolutionary songs, raw expressivity and unambiguous political content, this was his “reddest” symphony in thirty-five years. Watch now. Classical concert online: The Berliner Philharmoniker perform Shostakovich's Symphony No. 112, "The Year 1917" Length: 38 minutes Composed: 1959-1961 Orchestration: 3 flutes (3rd = piccolo), 3 oboes, 3 clarinets, 3 bassoons (3rd = contrabassoon), 4 horns, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba, timpani, percussion (bass drum, cymbals, snare drum, tam-tam, triangle), and strings First Los Angeles Philharmonic performances 12, The Year 1917, composed in 1961 in memory of Lenin. This release has no filler and is at mid-price and what you get is one of Shostakovich's most propagandistic symphonies, but played with passion. The older Mravinsky got the slower his pace got, but the better the recordings sounded. So indeed it is a rare recording in that sense. Browse: Shostakovich - Symphony No. 12 in D Minor, “The Year 1917” Dmitri Shostakovich Born in St. Petersburg, Russia, September 25, 1906; died in Moscow, U.S.S. When he named his Symphony No. 12 in D minor, Op. This is the last of his recordings of the 12th symphony. 12 in D minor, Op. 12 in D minor, Op. 12, like the 11th, was written for a revolutionary commemoration, dedicated to Lenin. Symphony No. 12 “The Year 1917,” it was an emphatic political gesture referencing the year of the Russian Revolution. 112, "The Year 1917" Length: 38 minutes Composed: 1959-1961 Orchestration: 3 flutes (3rd = piccolo), 3 oboes, 3 clarinets, 3 bassoons (3rd = contrabassoon), 4 horns, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba, timpani, percussion (bass drum, cymbals, snare drum, tam-tam, triangle), and strings First Los Angeles Philharmonic performances Symphony No. Find album reviews, stream songs, credits and award information for Shostakovich: Symphonies 2 'To October, 12 'The Year' - Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Mariss Jansons on AllMusic - … Showing 1 - 10 of 34 results 112 ‘The Year 1917’ To celebrate the 22nd Communist Party Congress, Shostakovich was commissioned to write another symphony. 12 in D minor, Op. 112 'The Year 1917' by Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-75). No one tears into the comparatively unpopular Shostakovich Twelfth Symphony with the intensity of Mravinsky and his (then) Leningraders; but as Haitink does in his excellent recordings, Mariss Jansons brings his own combination of precision, seriousness of purpose, and excitement to the proceedings, and the results are quite impressive. But in the case of Dmitri Shostakovich, a symphony’s nickname was a calculated political decision in a life-or-death strategy for artistic survival. Full title: Symphony No.