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Shostakovich: The Gadfly (Complete) / Fitz-Gerald, Deutsche Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz


Release Date: 11/10/2017 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8573747  
Composer:  Dmitri Shostakovich
Performer:  Christian WernickeNikolaus BoewerFlorian BarakRalph Herrnkind,   ... 
Conductor:  Mark Fitz-Gerald
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rheinland-Pfalz State Philharmonic Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Set in mid-nineteenth-century Italy during a turbulent period of pre-Unification political unrest, The Gadfly drew from Shostakovich one of his most dazzling and popular film scores, heard hitherto on record only in a suite arranged and reorchestrated by Levon Atovmian. This recording presents the full, original score for the first time, as closely as possible to shostakovich’s original conception. Reconstructed by Mark Fitz-Gerald from the original manuscript and the Russian film soundtrack, it calls for a large orchestra including church bells, an organ, two guitars and a mandolin, all excluded from the Atovmian suite. The excerpts from The Counterplan, which marked the fifteenth anniversary of the 1917 Revolution, include the infectious Read more hit-tune The Song of the Counterplan. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Gadfly, Op. 97 by Dmitri Shostakovich
Performer:  Christian Wernicke (Guitar), Nikolaus Boewer (Violin), Florian Barak (Cello),
Ralph Herrnkind (Guitar), Elke Voelker (Organ)
Conductor:  Mark Fitz-Gerald
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rheinland-Pfalz State Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1955; USSR 
2.
Counterplan, Op. 33: Excerpt(s) by Dmitri Shostakovich
Conductor:  Mark Fitz-Gerald
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rheinland-Pfalz State Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USSR 

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