USSR TV and Radio Large Symphony Orchestra – Shostakovich- Symphony No. 11 in G Minor, Op. 103 “The Year 1905” (2021)
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The Symphony No. 11 in G minor, Op. 103 (subtitled The Year 1905), by Dmitri Shostakovich was written in 1957 and premiered by the USSR Symphony Orchestra under Natan Rakhlin on 30 October 1957. The subtitle of the symphony refers to the events of the Russian Revolution of 1905. However, the music may also reflect the Soviet invasion of Hungary, as the symphony was composed in the immediate aftermath of the events. Shostakovich himself was quoted saying “don’t forget that I wrote the symphony in the aftermath of (the) Hungarian Uprising”. The first performance given outside the Soviet Union took place in London’s Royal Festival Hall on 22 January 1958 when Sir Malcolm Sargent conducted the BBC Symphony Orchestra. The US Premiere was given by Leopold Stokowski and the Houston Symphony on 7 April 1958.
The symphony was conceived as a popular piece and proved an instant success in Russia—his greatest, in fact, since the Leningrad Symphony fifteen years earlier. The work’s popular success, as well as its earning him a Lenin Prize in April 1958, marked the composer’s formal rehabilitation from the Zhdanov Doctrine of 1948.
A month after the composer had received the Lenin Prize, a Central Committee resolution “correcting the errors” of the 1948 decree restored all those affected by it to official favor, blaming their treatment on “J. V. Stalin’s subjective attitude to certain works of art and the very adverse influence exercised on Stalin by Molotov, Malenkov and Beria”.
1. USSR TV and Radio Large Symphony Orchestra – I. The Palace Square. Adagio (Live)
2. USSR TV and Radio Large Symphony Orchestra – II. The 9th of January. Allegro (Live)
3. USSR TV and Radio Large Symphony Orchestra – III. Eternal Memory. Adagio (Live)
4. USSR TV and Radio Large Symphony Orchestra – IV. Alarm. Allegro non troppo (Live)