“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.
Symphony No. 12 “The Year 1917″
Riccardo Chailly, conductor
|Year of production:||2014|
|Recording Date:||10 October 2014|
|Recording location:||Gewandhaus zu Leipzig|
|Production company:||ACCENTUS Music|
|Associated Production Company:||Arte|
|Distribution TV:||C Major Entertainment GmbH|