Shostakovich Festive Overture & Symphony No. 5

Shostakovich composed his Fifth Symphony in a style chosen to fit into the artistic ideals of the Soviet regime of the 1930s.

Shostakovich - Festive Overture & Symphony No. 5

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Hence the work is deliberately Classical in style, strongly influenced by Beethoven and Mahler. This recording is conducted by the Philharmonia's Conductor Laureate, Vladimir Ashkenazy.

  • I. Moderato
  • II. Allegretto
  • III. Largo
  • IV. Allegro non troppo