Shostakovich: Symphony No. 12 – Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, Riccardo Chailly

“It is magnificent, how Riccardo Chailly and the Gewandhausorchester left no doubts as to the frightening ambiguity and grimacing in the Twelfth Symphony’s conclusion with its apparent loyalty to the regime by Dmitri Shostakovich,” stated Die Presse. The Twelfth is certainly not Shostakovich’s most prominent symphony, but it is often underestimated – this is proven on an impressive scale by Chailly and his orchestra at the Leipzig Gewandhaus.

Tension-filled colors and sharp contours elicit a metaphor for the revolution in a world of sound. Finally, a tremendous momentum vanquishes in the work entitled “The Year of 1917″ and immediately incited audiences’ jubilation.

Dmitri Shostakovich
Symphony No. 12 “The Year 1917″

Gewandhausorchester Leipzig
Riccardo Chailly, conductor

Year of production:2014
Recording Date:10 October 2014
Recording location:Gewandhaus zu Leipzig
Production company:
Co-Production Company:MDR
Associated Production Company:Arte
Distribution TV:C Major Entertainment GmbH
Director:Michael Beyer