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The Symphony No. 2 in B Major, Op. 14 “Dedicated to October” was composed in the form of a cantata, including a chorus and four soloists, and is dedicated to the October Revolution. Emil Tabakov, the conductor of the BNR Symphony Orchestra, is renowned for his skillful interpretations of Shostakovich's works.

Experience the power and passion of Dmitri Shostakovich's Symphony No. 12 in D Minor in memory of Lenin, entitled “The Year 1917”. This masterpiece is a continuation of the revolutionary theme in his previous Symphony No. 11 “The Year 1905”, but with a focus on the thematic structure instead of popular revolutionary songs. Featuring intense drama and passionate emotion, this recording is a must-have for any lover of Shostakovich's work.

This album of Dmitri Shostakovich's Symphonies Volume 9, conducted by Emil Tabakov, is an excellent opportunity to experience the powerful sound of the BNR Symphony Orchestra and enjoy the music of one of the greatest composers of the 20th century.

Don't miss out on this amazing collection of symphonies, Vol. 9 by Dmitri Shostakovich!


  • Track Listing

    Symphony No. 2 in B Major, Op. 14 “Dedicated to October”

    [1] Largo 19:17

    Text by Alexander Bezymensky

    Symphony No. 12 in D Minor, Op. 112 “The Year 1917”

    [2] Revolutionary Petrograd (Moderato-Allegro-Più mosso-Allegro) 13:10

    [3] Razliv (Allegro-Adagio) 10:06

    [4] Aurora (Adagio-Allegro) 4:14

    [5] The Dawn of Humanity (Allegro-Allegretto-Moderato) 10:38

    DDD 57:25

  • Participating

    Bulgarian National Radio Mixed Choir

    Rumen Raichev (Chorus Master)

    Bulgarian National Radio Symphony Orchestra

    Emil Tabakov, conductor

  • Companion Titles

    GD 380, Vol. 1  - Symphony No. 4 in C minor, Op. 43

    GD 381, Vol. 2   - Symphony No. 8 in C minor, Op. 65

    GD 382, Vol. 3  - Symphony No. 7 in C major, Op. 60, “Leningrad”

    GD 383, Vol. 4 - Symphony No. 11 in G minor, Op. 103, “The year 1905”

    GD 384, Vol. 5 - Symphony No. 13 in B-flat minor, Op. 113, “Babi Yar”

    GD 385, Vol. 6  - Symphony No. 5 in D minor, Op. 47 and Symphony No. 6 in B minor, Op. 54

    GD 386, Vol. 7 - Symphony No. 9 in E flat Major, Op. 70 and Symphony No. 10 in E minor, Op. 93

    GD 387, Vol. 8  - GD 387, Vol. 8 – Symphony No. 3 in E flat Major, Op. 20 “First of May” and Symphony No. 14 for soprano, bass and chamber orchestra in C Minor, Op. 135

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