WGBH Radio WGBH Radio theclassicalstation.org

Shostakovich: Symphony No 5 / Mackerras, Royal Philharmonic

Shostakovich / Rpo / Mackerras
Release Date: 09/14/2010 
Label:  Royal Philharmonic Masterworks   Catalog #: 28370   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Dmitri Shostakovich
Conductor:  Sir Charles Mackerras
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 53 Mins. 

In Stock: Usually ships in 24 hours.  

Notes and Editorial Reviews

About Mackerras’s new version of the much-recorded Fifth little needs to be said except: ‘Magnificent!’ That applies too to the technical recording, with sound gradations embracing a pianissimo which makes you hold your breath. Like Muti with the Philadelphia Orchestra (EMI, 1993), Mackerras fills out the disc with the Festive Overture, the RPO’s prodigious woodwind skills enabling him to take it even faster than Muti did.

Performance: 5 (out of 5), Sound: 5 (out of 5)

-- Arthur Jacobs, BBC Music Magazine
About Mackerras’s new version of the much-recorded Fifth little needs to be said except: ‘Magnificent!’ That applies too to the technical recording, with sound gradations embracing a pianissimo which makes you hold your breath. Like Muti with the Philadelphia Orchestra (EMI, 1993), Mackerras fills out the disc with the Festive Overture, the RPO’s prodigious woodwind skills enabling him to take it even faster than Muti did.

Performance: 5 (out of 5), Sound: 5 (out of 5)

-- Arthur Jacobs, BBC Music Magazine Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Festive Overture, Op. 96 by Dmitri Shostakovich
Conductor:  Sir Charles Mackerras
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1954; USSR 
Length: 6 Minutes 0 Secs. 
2. Symphony no 5 in D minor, Op. 47 by Dmitri Shostakovich
Conductor:  Sir Charles Mackerras
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1937; USSR 
Length: 46 Minutes 10 Secs. 

Customer Reviews

Be the first to review this title
Review This Title
Review This Title Share on Facebook