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The Seckerson Tapes: Petrenko's Shostakovich Eight

Hear about the latest installment of Vasily Petrenko's stonking cycle

Vasily Petrenko and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic's latest CD release
Vasily Petrenko and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic's latest CD release
The charismatic St Petersburg-born Vasily Petrenko has really been turning things around at the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra since he took over as principal conductor in 2005. With both standards and audiences on the up he has embarked upon his first major recording project – to record all 15 Shostakovich symphonies for the Naxos label. The two previous releases have received tremendous notices and in this exclusive podcast he talks about the project in general and the latest release - the war-torn Eighth Symphony - in particular.

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