1905 was a year of revolutionary upheaval in pre-Soviet Russia. Shostakovich based this work on the events of one episode of that year, when thousands of workers and their families converged on the Winter Palace in St Petersburg to petition the Tsar over their working and living conditions. The Tsar had been advised to leave, no-one was there to accept the petition, and the authorities resorted to cavalry charges to disperse the crowd. With 200 dead and 500 wounded, this incident damaged the Tsar's reputation and flamed the fire of revolution in the masses. Whether the work was intended as a politically correct commemoration to please his Soviet paymasters, or actually as a commentary on the 1956 Hungarian uprising, remains under debate. There is no doubt, however, that this majestic score, almost filmic in its conception, remains a milestone in Shostakovich's output.

Dmitri Shostakovich - Shostakovich: Symphony No. 11 'The Year 1905'

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Number of Discs
1
Release Date
27/03/2020
Artist
Dmitri Shostakovich
format
SACD
Label / Studio
Chandos
Duration
66.45

1905 was a year of revolutionary upheaval in pre-Soviet Russia. Shostakovich based this work on the events of one episode of that year, when thousands of workers and their families converged on the Winter Palace in St Petersburg to petition the Tsar over their working and living conditions. The Tsar had been advised to leave, no-one was there to accept the petition, and the authorities resorted to cavalry charges to disperse the crowd. With 200 dead and 500 wounded, this incident damaged the Tsar's reputation and flamed the fire of revolution in the masses. Whether the work was intended as a politically correct commemoration to please his Soviet paymasters, or actually as a commentary on the 1956 Hungarian uprising, remains under debate. There is no doubt, however, that this majestic score, almost filmic in its conception, remains a milestone in Shostakovich's output.

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1) I. Adagio ()
2) II. Allegro ()
3) III. Adagio ()
4) IV. Allegro Non Troppo ()

Album
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 11 'The Year 1905'
Publisher
Naxos Music UK
Main Format
SACD
Explicit Lyrics
No
Keyword Index
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 11 'The Year 1905' | Dmitri Shostakovich
Catalogue Number
CHSA5278

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