Feb. 24th, 2017

sawyl: (A self portrait)
Feeling very energetic and Friday-ish — so much so that I've cleaned the communal hallway and washed the windows of the front door — so here's some cheerful Shostakovich to keep the feeling going. The piece, the Festive Overture, was written in a couple of days flat and is clearly channelling the spirit of Glinka's bouncy overture to Ruslan and Ludmilla:


The performers here are the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic under Yuri Temirkanov, recorded as part of the Nobel Prize Concert in 2009...

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