The St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra, Russia’s oldest symphonic ensemble, was founded in 1882. In 1988 on the initiative of the orchestra, Yuri Temirkanov became the principal conductor of the most famous national orchestra. So began the ‘Temirkanov era’, the period of collaboration with one of the most sought-after conductors of our times. He widened the orchestra’s repertoire and took them on tour to Europe, Japan and the US where they became the first Russian orchestra to perform at the opening concert of the season in Carnegie Hall.

In March 2009 the orchestra inaugurated the recording studio of the St Petersburg Philharmonia with a performance in the Great Hall of Verdi’s Requiem which is also available on Signum Classics. Shostakovich Symphony No 7 is the second release with the St Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra and we look forward to future releases including Prokofiev’s Cinderella.


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"This is a full-blooded performance of Verdi ‘s late work … Full marks for passion" 

The Daily Telegraph

St Petersburg Philharmonia Orchestra

Release date:29th Mar 2010
Order code:SIGCD194
Barcode: 635212019429

  1. Symphony No.7, op.60, ?Leningrad?: Allegretto – Dmitri Shostakovich – 28.4
  2. Symphony No.7, op.60, ?Leningrad?: Moderato (poco allegretto) – Dmitri Shostakovich – 10.19
  3. Symphony No.7, op.60, ?Leningrad?: Moderato (poco allegretto) – Dmitri Shostakovich – 10.19
  4. Symphony No.7, op.60, ?Leningrad?: Allegro non troppo – Dmitri Shostakovich – 18.51