This ‘neo-Beethovenian’ symphony is dark, gritty, violent, bitter and resolute in it's portrayal of deep sorrow and anger caused by the atrocities of war. And who better to understand this and truly manifest it than the conductor to whom the symphony was dedicated Yevgeny Mravinsky. His 1961’s live recording is a totally jaw-dropping performance by everyone of this important 20th century statement by Shostakovich. In full opposite (?), the felicity offered by Scriabinian Ecstasy!
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