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Stravinsky & Shostakovich: Works for Orchestra / Meister, Vienna Radio Symphony


Release Date: 01/18/2019 
Label:  Capriccio Records   Catalog #: 5352  
Composer:  Igor StravinskyDmitri Shostakovich
Conductor:  Cornelius Meister
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The both hailed from Russia, and they were contemporaries. But their biographies could hardly have been more different: Igor Stravinsky and Dmitri Shostakovich. The one was an urbane dandy, and the other an introverted melancholic. Both were deeply rooted in the music of their homeland, Stravinsky in the wealth of myths and folk customs of past centuries, and Shostakovich directly in the historical events that shook Russia to its very core and frequently gave rise to existential fears. Cornelius Meister, just awarded as "Conductor of the year" by the German classical music award Opus, knows again how to handle these different colors of sounds and shows them in an most transparent way. The ORF Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra has Read more been his best disposed partner for these recordings. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Firebird Suite by Igor Stravinsky
Conductor:  Cornelius Meister
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1919/1945;   
2.
Chant funčbre by Igor Stravinsky
Conductor:  Cornelius Meister
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra
3.
Symphony no 12 in D minor, Op. 112 "To the Memory of Lenin - 1917" by Dmitri Shostakovich
Conductor:  Cornelius Meister
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1961; USSR 

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