PROKOFIEV Symphony No 6 Op 111

Sergei Prokofiev wrote his Symphony No. 6 in E-flat minor (Op. 111) in 1947. The symphony, written as an elegy of the tragedies of World War II, has often been regarded as the darker twin to the victorious Symphony No. 5 in B-flat major. Prokofiev said of the symphony, "Now we are rejoicing in our great victory, but each of us has wounds that cannot be healed. One has lost those dear to him, another has lost his health. These must not be forgotten." The symphony was condemned in 1948 by the Soviet government under the second Zhdanov decree for not conforming to party lines, but it was favourably received among critics. ---(Wikipedia) 

VIDEO: Recorded on 25 April 2012 at the Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory. Symphony Orchestra of the Mariinsky Theatre, St Petersburg / Valery Gergiev - musical director

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