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Shostakovich: Cantatas / Paavo Jarvi, Estonian National Symphony

Shostakovich / Jarvi / Narva Boys Choir / Andrejev
Release Date: 05/12/2015 
Label:  Erato   Catalog #: 2564616666   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Dmitri Shostakovich
Conductor:  Paavo Järvi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Estonian National Symphony OrchestraEstonian Concert ChoirNarva Boys' Choir
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Following international acclaim, including Estonia’s first Grammy® Award for their Grieg, Sibelius, Tu¨u¨r and Pärt recordings on Erato, the Estonian-born conductor Paavo Järvi and the Estonian National Symphony Orchestra turn to rarely-performed choral works by Dmitri Shostakovich: Song of the Forests Op. 81, The Sun Shines on Our Motherland Op. 90, and The Execution of Stepan Razin Op. 119. The new release confirms Järvi’s reputation as a conductor with a deep understanding for the music of Shostakovich, as well as a particular affinity for choral music, which has a strong tradition in his homeland. These cantatas have a particular significance in Estonia – a former Soviet Socialist Republic under Stalinist rule Read more – where, according to Järvi, the orchestra’s performance of the works was “scandalous.” Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Sun shines on our motherland, Op. 90 by Dmitri Shostakovich
Conductor:  Paavo Järvi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Estonian National Symphony Orchestra,  Estonian Concert Choir,  Narva Boys' Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1952; USSR 
2.
Song of the forests, Op. 81 by Dmitri Shostakovich
Conductor:  Paavo Järvi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Estonian National Symphony Orchestra,  Estonian Concert Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1949; USSR 
3.
Execution of Stepan Razin, Op. 119 by Dmitri Shostakovich
Conductor:  Paavo Järvi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Estonian National Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1964; USSR 

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