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Orchestra of Welsh National Opera: Mahler, Shostakovich

Welsh National Opera Music Director Tomas Hanus conducts Shostakovich's powerful and imposing Leningrad Symphony with the WNO Orchestra.

Live from St David's Hall, Cardiff.
Welsh National Opera Music Director Tomáš Hanus conducts Shostakovich's powerful and imposing Leningrad Symphony with the WNO Orchestra.

Mahler: Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen
8.05: Interval
8.25
Shostakovich: Symphony No 7 (Leningrad)

Tara Erraught, mezzo soprano
Orchestra of Welsh National Opera
Tomáš Hanus, conductor

German romanticism and a lyric sensibility rub shoulders in four richly-scored and moving songs by Gustav Mahler. By sharp contrast, Shostakovich's Seventh Symphony resonates with the rhythms of war. The 'Leningrad' became a symbol of Russian defiance when in August 1942 a half-starved and heroic orchestra played it through loudspeakers to the surrounding German forces in one of the deadliest sieges in history.

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Gustav Mahler

    Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen (Songs of the Wayfarer)

    Orchestra: Orchestra of the Welsh National Opera. Conductor: Tomáš Hanus.
  • Franz Schubert

    Ständchen

    Performer: Jacqueline Fox. Choir: BBC Singers. Conductor: Jane Glover.
    • Franz Schubert Psalms and Partsongs.
    • Collins Classics.
    • 14992.
    • 11.
  • Joseph Haydn

    Missa in tempore Belli, Agnus Dei

    Singer: Nancy Argenta. Singer: Catherine Denley. Singer: Mark Padmore. Singer: Stephen Varcoe. Orchestra: Collegium Musicum 90. Conductor: Richard Hickox.
    • Haydn The Complete Mass Edition.
    • Chaconne.
    • CHAN0734(8).
    • 4/11&12.
  • Dmitry Shostakovich

    Symphony No 7 (Leningrad)

    Orchestra: Orchestra of the Welsh National Opera. Conductor: Tomas Hanus.

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