Continuing a series of concerts - featuring the Halle Orchestra playing Britten and Shostakovich from Manchester's Bridgewater Hall. Presented by Petroc Trelawny.
In the 11th Symphony (The Year 1905), Shostakovich takes a vivid cinematic approach to the violence of the attempted revolution. Britten's Sinfonia da Requiem of 1940 offers the listener an equally powerful and intense musical experience, in a work which its composer described as 'a plea for peace'.
Britten: Sinfonia da requiem, Op 20
Shostakovich: Symphony No 11, Op 103 in Gm, The Year 1905
Stanislaw Skrowaczewski (conductor).