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Under Stalin's Shadow - Shostakovich: Symphonies Nos. 6 & 7 / Nelsons, Boston Symphony


Release Date: 02/22/2019 
Label:  Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog #: 002967402  
Composer:  Dmitri Shostakovich
Conductor:  Andris Nelsons
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 2 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

After the scandalously successful (Sunday Times) SYMPHONY NO. 10 in 2015, the sheer expressive beauty (Gramophone Magazine) of SYMPHONIES NOS. 5, 8, 9 from 2016, and the overbearing vividness (The Guardian) of the most recent SYMPHONIES NOS. 4 & 11, Nelsons and the BSO continue the Grammy-winning cycle with SYMPHONIES NOS. 6 & 7. The symphonies are complemented by two other works by Shostakovich, the Suite from the Incidental Music to King Lear, Op. 58a and the Festive Overture, Op. 96. After the scandalously successful (Sunday Times) SYMPHONY NO. 10 in 2015, the sheer expressive beauty (Gramophone Magazine) of SYMPHONIES NOS. 5, 8, 9 from 2016, and the overbearing vividness (The Guardian) of the most recent SYMPHONIES NOS. 4 & 11, Nelsons and the BSO continue the Grammy-winning cycle with SYMPHONIES NOS. 6 & 7. The symphonies are complemented by two other works by Shostakovich, the Suite from the Incidental Music to King Lear, Op. 58a and the Festive Overture, Op. 96. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Symphony no 7 in C major, Op. 60 "Leningrad" by Dmitri Shostakovich
Conductor:  Andris Nelsons
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1941; USSR 
2.
Symphony no 6 in B minor, Op. 54 by Dmitri Shostakovich
Conductor:  Andris Nelsons
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1939; USSR 
3.
Festive Overture, Op. 96 by Dmitri Shostakovich
Conductor:  Andris Nelsons
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1954; USSR 
4.
King Lear, Op. 58a by Dmitri Shostakovich
Conductor:  Andris Nelsons
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1940; USSR 

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