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Ovation - Shostakovich: Symphony No 4 / Haitink, Lpo


Release Date: 07/18/2000 
Label:  Decca   Catalog #: 425065   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Dmitri Shostakovich
Conductor:  Bernard Haitink
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 8 Mins. 

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This CD is reissued by ArkivMusic.

Notes and Editorial Reviews

This is the first recording of Shostakovich's Fourth Symphony to appear on CD, and it is warmly welcome. The Fourth is a key work, perhaps the key work in his symphonic output, and its tumultuous inventiveness, its huge, bitterly angry gestures and its uncanny mappings of Shostakovich's future course need the vivid colour, the virtuoso orchestral playing and the unflinching recording that they receive here. All the echoes of Mahler are as carefully caught as you would expect from Haitink and the ferocious juxtapositions of mood are never blurred... Superbly eloquent...

-- Michael Oliver, Gramophone [3/1989]
This is the first recording of Shostakovich's Fourth Symphony to appear on CD, and it is warmly welcome. The Fourth is a key work, perhaps the key work in his symphonic output, and its tumultuous inventiveness, its huge, bitterly angry gestures and its uncanny mappings of Shostakovich's future course need the vivid colour, the virtuoso orchestral playing and the unflinching recording that they receive here. All the echoes of Mahler are as carefully caught as you would expect from Haitink and the ferocious juxtapositions of mood are never blurred... Superbly eloquent...

-- Michael Oliver, Gramophone [3/1989]
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Works on This Recording

1.
Symphony no 4 in C minor, Op. 43 by Dmitri Shostakovich
Conductor:  Bernard Haitink
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1935-1936; USSR 

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