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Schubert: Death and the Maiden - Shostakovich: Chamber Symphony / Larsen, Salzburg Chamber Soloists


Release Date: 02/17/2017 
Label:  Coviello Classics   Catalog #: 91701  
Composer:  Franz SchubertDmitri Shostakovich
Conductor:  Lavard Skou Larsen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Salzburg Chamber Soloists
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Schubert-Shostakovich is a connection which seems unusual at first. However, on closer listening to the chamber music works of both composers recorded by the Salzburg Chamber Soloists, surprising parallels become clear: The search for new forms, eloquent melodies and harmonious finesse characterize the sound of each of these compositions. Schubert’s Death and the Maiden is paired here alongside Shostakovich’s Chamber Symphony, brought to live by conductor Lavard Skou Larsen. The Current recentlyw rote of the Chamber Soloists: “…I appreciate anything in this world that sparks a reflective silence. Their performance connected me to something classy and timeless-even genius- and that is something you do not experience every day.” Schubert-Shostakovich is a connection which seems unusual at first. However, on closer listening to the chamber music works of both composers recorded by the Salzburg Chamber Soloists, surprising parallels become clear: The search for new forms, eloquent melodies and harmonious finesse characterize the sound of each of these compositions. Schubert’s Death and the Maiden is paired here alongside Shostakovich’s Chamber Symphony, brought to live by conductor Lavard Skou Larsen. The Current recentlyw rote of the Chamber Soloists: “…I appreciate anything in this world that sparks a reflective silence. Their performance connected me to something classy and timeless-even genius- and that is something you do not experience every day.” Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Quartet for Strings no 14 in D minor, D 810 "Death and the Maiden" by Franz Schubert
Conductor:  Lavard Skou Larsen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Salzburg Chamber Soloists
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1824; Vienna, Austria 
2.
Chamber Symphony in C minor, Op. 110a by Dmitri Shostakovich
Conductor:  Lavard Skou Larsen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Salzburg Chamber Soloists
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1960; USSR 

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