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Shostakovich: Songs, Lady Macbeth / Chung, Ewing, Et Al


Release Date: 06/13/2006 
Label:  Decca   Catalog #: 000677002   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Dmitri Shostakovich
Performer:  Aage HauglandSergei LarinMargaret Jane WrayJohann Tilli,   ... 
Conductor:  Myung-Whun ChungNeeme Järvi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bastille Opera OrchestraBastille Opera ChorusGothenburg Symphony Orchestra,   ... 
Number of Discs: 5 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 6 Hours 1 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

[This] box is dominated by Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District - with ... outstanding portrayals from Aage Haugland and Philip Langridge, and incisive conducting from Myung-Whun Chung. ... [T]his set is [also] worth having for Neeme Järvi's orchestral song-cycles, Elisabeth Söderström's commanding Blok Romances and, above all, John Shirley-Quirk's Michelangelo Suite - only now appearing on CD.

-- Gramophone [7/2006]
[This] box is dominated by Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District - with ... outstanding portrayals from Aage Haugland and Philip Langridge, and incisive conducting from Myung-Whun Chung. ... [T]his set is [also] worth having for Neeme Järvi's orchestral song-cycles, Elisabeth Söderström's commanding Blok Romances and, above all, John Shirley-Quirk's Michelangelo Suite - only now appearing on CD.

-- Gramophone [7/2006]
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Works on This Recording

1.
Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk district, Op. 29 by Dmitri Shostakovich
Performer:  Aage Haugland (Bass), Sergei Larin (Baritone), Margaret Jane Wray (Soprano),
Johann Tilli (Bass), Maria Ewing (Soprano), Guillaume Petitot (Bass),
Jean-Pierre Mazaloubaud (Bass), Kristine Ciesinski (Soprano), Elena Zaremba (Mezzo Soprano),
Kurt Moll (Baritone), Heinz Zednik (Tenor), Anatoly Kotcherga (Bass),
Jean Savignol (Tenor), Jose Ochagavia (Tenor), Gregory Gritziuk (Baritone),
Alan Woodrow (Tenor), Philippe Duminy (Bass), Romuald Tesarowicz (Bass),
Ilya Levinsky (Tenor), Mario Agnetti (Tenor), Carlos Alvarez (Bass),
Philip Langridge (Tenor), Jean-Claude Costa (Tenor)
Conductor:  Myung-Whun Chung
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bastille Opera Orchestra,  Bastille Opera Chorus
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1930-1932; USSR 
Date of Recording: 02/1992 
Venue:  Opera de Paris-Bastille, Paris 
Length: 155 Minutes 46 Secs. 
Language: Russian 
2.
Fables (2) after Krylov, Op. 4 by Dmitri Shostakovich
Performer:  Larissa Diadkova (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Neeme Järvi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra,  Gothenburg Opera Chorus
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1922; USSR 
Date of Recording: 08/1993 
Venue:  Konserthuset, Gothenburg, Sweden 
Length: 8 Minutes 43 Secs. 
Language: Russian 
3.
Songs (6), Op. 140 by Dmitri Shostakovich
Performer:  Sergei Leiferkus (Baritone)
Conductor:  Neeme Järvi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1971; USSR 
Date of Recording: 08/1993 
Venue:  Konserthuset, Gothenburg, Sweden 
Length: 15 Minutes 0 Secs. 
Language: Russian 
4.
From Jewish folk poetry, Op. 79 by Dmitri Shostakovich
Performer:  Nathalie Stutzmann (Soprano), Luba Orgonasova (Soprano), Philip Langridge (Tenor)
Conductor:  Neeme Järvi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1948; USSR 
Date of Recording: 05/1992 
Venue:  Konserthuset, Gothenburg, Sweden 
Length: 25 Minutes 33 Secs. 
Language: Russian 
Notes: Version: 1964 
5.
Songs (6), Op. 21 by Dmitri Shostakovich
Performer:  Ilya Levinsky (Tenor)
Conductor:  Neeme Järvi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1928-1932; USSR 
Date of Recording: 05/1994 
Venue:  Konserthuset, Gothenburg, Sweden 
Length: 13 Minutes 55 Secs. 
Language: Russian 
6.
Poems (6) of Marina Tsvetayeva, Op. 143a by Dmitri Shostakovich
Performer:  Elena Zaremba (Alto)
Conductor:  Neeme Järvi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1974; USSR 
Date of Recording: 05/1994 
Venue:  Konserthuset, Gothenburg, Sweden 
Length: 19 Minutes 47 Secs. 
Language: Russian 
7.
Suite on Poems of Michelangelo Buonarroti, Op. 145a by Dmitri Shostakovich
Performer:  Sergei Leiferkus (Baritone)
Conductor:  Neeme Järvi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1974; USSR 
Date of Recording: 09/1994 
Venue:  Konserthuset, Gothenburg, Sweden 
Length: 38 Minutes 53 Secs. 
Language: Russian 
8.
Verses (4) by Captain Lebyadkin, Op. 146 by Dmitri Shostakovich
Performer:  Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (Baritone), Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1975; USSR 
Date of Recording: 01/1991 
Venue:  Jesus Christus Kirche, Berlin 
Length: 11 Minutes 0 Secs. 
Language: Russian 
9.
Songs (7) for Soprano, Violin, Cello and Piano, Op. 127 by Dmitri Shostakovich
Performer:  Christopher Rowland (Violin), Elisabeth Söderström (Soprano), Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano),
Ioan Davies (Cello)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1967; USSR 
Date of Recording: 12/1983 
Venue:  Kleine Zaal, Concertgebouw, Amsterdam 
Length: 23 Minutes 37 Secs. 
Language: Russian 
10.
Suite on Poems of Michelangelo Buonarroti, Op. 145 by Dmitri Shostakovich
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano), John Shirley-Quirk (Baritone)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1974; USSR 
Length: 41 Minutes 38 Secs. 
Language: Russian 
Notes: St John's, Smith Square, London, England (10/1976); St John's, Smith Square, London, England (04/1977) 
11.
Songs (4), Op. 46: no 1, Regeneration by Dmitri Shostakovich
Performer:  Sergei Leiferkus (Baritone)
Conductor:  Neeme Järvi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1936; USSR 
Date of Recording: 08/1993 
Venue:  Konserthuset, Gothenburg, Sweden 
Length: 2 Minutes 8 Secs. 
Language: Russian 
Notes: Composer: Dmitri Shostakovich. 
12.
Songs (4), Op. 46: no 2, A youth bitterly sobbing by Dmitri Shostakovich
Performer:  Sergei Leiferkus (Baritone)
Conductor:  Neeme Järvi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1936; USSR 
Date of Recording: 08/1993 
Venue:  Konserthuset, Gothenburg, Sweden 
Length: 1 Minutes 51 Secs. 
Language: Russian 
Notes: Composer: Dmitri Shostakovich. 
13.
Songs (4), Op. 46: no 3, Premonition by Dmitri Shostakovich
Performer:  Sergei Leiferkus (Baritone)
Conductor:  Neeme Järvi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1936; USSR 
Date of Recording: 08/1993 
Venue:  Konserthuset, Gothenburg, Sweden 
Length: 3 Minutes 46 Secs. 
Language: Russian 
Notes: Composer: Dmitri Shostakovich. 

Sound Samples

Two Fables of Krylov, Op.4: 1. The Dragonfly and the Ant
Two Fables of Krylov, Op.4: 2. The Ass and the Nightingale
Three Romances on Poems by Pushkin, Op.46a: 1. Regeneration
Three Romances on Poems by Pushkin, Op.46a: 2. A jealous maiden, sobbing bitterly
Three Romances on Poems by Pushkin, Op.46a: 3. Premonition
Six Romances, Op.62 - Op.140 - Orchestral version: 1. To His Sonne (Sir Walter Raleigh)
Six Romances, Op.62 - Op.140 - Orchestral version: 2. On wert thou in the cauld blast (Robert Burns)
Six Romances, Op.62 - Op.140 - Orchestral version: 3. Mc Pherson's Farewell (Robert Burns)
Six Romances, Op.62 - Op.140 - Orchestral version: 4. Jenny (Robert Burns)
Six Romances, Op.62 - Op.140 - Orchestral version: 5. Sonnet LXVI (William Shakespeare)
Six Romances, Op.62 - Op.140 - Orchestral version: 6. The King's Campaign (Traditional)
From Jewish Folk Poetry, Op.79 - Op.79a - orchestral version: 1. Lament for a Dead Infant
From Jewish Folk Poetry, Op.79 - Op.79a - orchestral version: 2. Fussy Mummy and Auntie
From Jewish Folk Poetry, Op.79 - Op.79a - orchestral version: 3. Lullaby
From Jewish Folk Poetry, Op.79 - Op.79a - orchestral version: 4. Before a Long Separation
From Jewish Folk Poetry, Op.79 - Op.79a - orchestral version: 5. A Warning
From Jewish Folk Poetry, Op.79 - Op.79a - orchestral version: 6. The Deserted Father
From Jewish Folk Poetry, Op.79 - Op.79a - orchestral version: 7. A Song of Poverty
From Jewish Folk Poetry, Op.79 - Op.79a - orchestral version: 8. Winter
From Jewish Folk Poetry, Op.79 - Op.79a - orchestral version: 9. The Good Life
From Jewish Folk Poetry, Op.79 - Op.79a - orchestral version: 10. A Girl's Song
From Jewish Folk Poetry, Op.79 - Op.79a - orchestral version: 11. Happiness
Six Romances on Texts by Japanese Poets op.21: 1. Love
Six Romances on Texts by Japanese Poets op.21: 2. Before Suicide
Six Romances on Texts by Japanese Poets op.21: 3. An Immodest Glance
Six Romances on Texts by Japanese Poets op.21: 4. The First and Last Time
Six Romances on Texts by Japanese Poets op.21: 5. Love without Hope
Six Romances on Texts by Japanese Poets op.21: 6. Death
Six Poems of Marina Tsvetaeva, Op.143a: 1. My poems
Six Poems of Marina Tsvetaeva, Op.143a: 2. Where does this tenderness come from?
Six Poems of Marina Tsvetaeva, Op.143a: 3. Hamlet's dialogue with conscience
Six Poems of Marina Tsvetaeva, Op.143a: 4. The Poet and the Tsar
Six Poems of Marina Tsvetaeva, Op.143a: 5. No, the drum beat
Six Poems of Marina Tsvetaeva, Op.143a: 6. To Anna Akhmatova
Suite on Verses of Michelangelo Buonarroti op.145 a: 1. Truth
Suite on Verses of Michelangelo Buonarroti op.145 a: 2. Morning
Suite on Verses of Michelangelo Buonarroti op.145 a: 3. Love
Suite on Verses of Michelangelo Buonarroti op.145 a: 4. Separation
Suite on Verses of Michelangelo Buonarroti op.145 a: 5. Anger
Suite on Verses of Michelangelo Buonarroti op.145 a: 6. Dante
Suite on Verses of Michelangelo Buonarroti op.145 a: 7. To the Exile
Suite on Verses of Michelangelo Buonarroti op.145 a: 8. Creativity
Suite on Verses of Michelangelo Buonarroti op.145 a: 9. Night
Suite on Verses of Michelangelo Buonarroti op.145 a: 10. Death
Suite on Verses of Michelangelo Buonarroti op.145 a: 11. Immortality

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 Fantastic opera, fantastic song selection July 4, 2014 By Weston Williams (Birmingham, AL) See All My Reviews "The opera/art song combination on this album is first rate; the performances are excellent, with great singers with a fantastic orchestra backing them. My only critique is that the levels are set a bit low for the opera, which can be a problem with quieter passages if you are listening on a device with an upper volume limit. Otherwise, a practically perfect collection." Report Abuse
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