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Britten, Shostakovich / Teodor Currentzis, Mahler Chamber Orchestra


Release Date: 10/28/2014 
Label:  Euroarts   Catalog #: 59818  
Composer:  Benjamin BrittenDmitri Shostakovich
Performer:  Steven Isserlis
Conductor:  Teodor Currentzis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Mahler Chamber Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Length: 1 Hours 22 Mins. 

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The Mahler Chamber Orchestra was Orchestra in Residence at the KlaraFestival 2013 which is known as a modern and international classical music festival far beyond Belgium’s borders. The concerts of the Mahler Chamber Orchestra formed one of the highlights of this year’s festival. Alongside young Greece conductor Teodor Currentzis, who is hailed as an “eccentric super-talented maestro”, the orchestra dedicates its performance to the two composers, contemporaries and friends Benjamin Britten and Dmitri Shostakovich. The programme includes Shostakovich’s Cello Concerto No.1 at whose world premiere in London in 1960 the two composers met for
Read more the first time. The orchestra combines one of the most popular cello concertos of the 20th century with Britten’s Sinfonietta and Shostakovich’s Symphony No.1.

THE MAHLER CHAMBER ORCHESTRA PLAYS BRITTEN AND SHOSTAKOVICH

Benjamin Britten: Sinfonietta, Op. 1

Dmitry Shostakovich:
Cello Concerto No. 1 in E-Flat Major, Op. 107
Symphony No. 1 in F Minor, Op. 10

Steven Isserlis, cello
Mahler Chamber Orchestra
Teodor Currentzis, conductor

Recorded live at the Concertgebouw, Bruges, 2013 during KlaraFestival

Picture format: NTSC 16:9
Sound format: PCM Stereo
Region code: 0 (worldwide)
Booklet notes: English, German, French
Running time: 82 mins
No. of DVDs: 1 (DVD 9)
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Works on This Recording

1.
Sinfonietta, Op. 1 by Benjamin Britten
Conductor:  Teodor Currentzis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Mahler Chamber Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1932; England 
2.
Symphony no 1 in F minor, Op. 10 by Dmitri Shostakovich
Conductor:  Teodor Currentzis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Mahler Chamber Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1924-1925; USSR 
3.
Concerto for Cello no 1 in E flat major, Op. 107 by Dmitri Shostakovich
Performer:  Steven Isserlis (Cello)
Conductor:  Teodor Currentzis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Mahler Chamber Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1959; USSR 

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