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Symphony No 8

To Shostakovich, the orchestra was a fantastic instrument that could express everything from the most tender poetry to ancient powers that move mountains. And that’s what the eighth symphony seems to do in its heart-wrenching melancholy and violent charges in a tragic reflection of the darkness of the Second World War.

 

Programme


Shostakovich Symphony No 8


Participants


Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra


Christoph Eschenbach conductor


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