Monday, 5 January 2015

Gavriil Popov - Symphony 2 ("Motherland")

Popov (1904-1972) was a Soviet composer, who is hardly known outside his home country. His works are very much in the Soviet style, but still show considerable talent. I quite like his patriotic second symphony ("Motherland"), op.39, from 1944. Relevant links below (YouTube in three links, 1, 2, 3).