Shostakovich 12 BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Mosolov Iron Foundry
Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 5 (Emperor)
Shostakovich Symphony No. 12 (The Year 1917)
Conductor Thomas Søndergård
Piano Igor Levit
Shostakovich’s 12th ‘The Year of 1917’, premiered in 1961, was commissioned for the 22nd Communist Party Congress as a commemoration of Lenin and the 1917 revolution; in contrast Soviet composer Alexander Mosolov’s Iron Foundry transforms the orchestra into an avant-garde industrial machine.