Saturday, September 15, 2012

Simón Bolivar Symphony Orchestra: Shostakovich's Symphony No. 10

The Simón Bolivar Symphony Orchestra Performs from the first movement ("Moderato") of Dmitri Shostakovich's Symphony No. 10 in E minor, opus 93, Gustavo Dudamel, conducting, at the BBC Proms 2007: Prom 48, at Royal Albert Hall on August 19, 2007. The piece was first performed by the Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra under Yevgeny Mravinsky on December 17, 1953, following the death of Joseph Stalin in March 1953. You can view the second movement ("Allegro") here. These Venezuelan musicians play with both emotion and skill and seem to understand the piece in a way that belies their youth.