Alarming, elemental music: This. Is. War. Uncontrollable currents, bursting dams, yet it all holds together, trembling and excited.
Gergiev with Mariinsky gives high voltage to the symphony. This is a machinery marching, making war, living war, winning war.
Composer: Dmitri Shostakovich
Work: Symphony No 10, II. Allegro
Recording: Mariinsky Orchestra, Valery Gergiev