Vasily Petrenko talks about Shostakovich

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Vasily Petrenko talks about Shostakovich

Here’s a short podcast of a conversation with Russian maestro Petrenko telling me about one of his favourite composers as he prepares to tour the fifth symphony with the Oslo Phil.

The Cathy List 3

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Time to get Christmassy, starting with some Baroque classics (1600s): What better way to fling open the curtains on an oratorio than with a salvo on the drums and fanfares on trumpets? Bach in party mode here, with conductor JEG giving it plenty of ‘Schwung’. He’s good at that. Corelli’s Christmas concerto has a special […]