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Shostakovich: Orchestral Songs Vol 1 / Järvi, Dyadkova Et Al


Release Date: 09/08/1997 
Label:  Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog #: 439860   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Dmitri Shostakovich
Performer:  Nathalie StutzmannLuba OrgonasovaPhilip LangridgeLarissa Diadkova,   ... 
Conductor:  Neeme Järvi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gothenburg Symphony OrchestraGothenburg Opera Chorus
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Take a quiet hour, follow the English text provided, and absorb these highly dedicated performances. Then, if you once thought Shostakovich’s realm was only that of the symphony and the string quartet, you will surely change your mind. These songs plumb his deepest emotional regions and display his most subtle orchestral palette – though only the Two Fables of Krylov are orchestral originals. The accompaniments to texts by Pushkin and to translations of Raleigh, Burns and Shakespeare were originally for piano, as was the cycle for three voices, From Jewish Folk Poetry. The latter still seems to me more convincing in its original form, but the orchestra in the others has a masterly eloquence, often with chamber-musical use of individual Read more instruments. The song texts translated from English/Scots include a charming ‘Coming thro’ the rye’ (‘At evening among the rye’ in the Russian version). Nathalie Stutzmann is an unreliable contralto but Orgonasova, Dyadkova, Langridge and Leiferkus – this time cast as bass rather than his usual baritone – could not be bettered. In this clear, excellently balanced recording Järvi’s affinity for Russian music is again revealed.

-- Arthur Jacobs, BBC Music Magazine
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Works on This Recording

1.
From Jewish folk poetry, Op. 79 by Dmitri Shostakovich
Performer:  Nathalie Stutzmann (Soprano), Luba Orgonasova (Soprano), Philip Langridge (Tenor)
Conductor:  Neeme Järvi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1948; USSR 
Date of Recording: 05/1992 
Venue:  Konserthuset, Gothenburg, Sweden 
Length: 25 Minutes 33 Secs. 
Language: Russian 
Notes: Version: 1964 
2.
Fables (2) after Krylov, Op. 4 by Dmitri Shostakovich
Performer:  Larissa Diadkova (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Neeme Järvi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra,  Gothenburg Opera Chorus
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1922; USSR 
Date of Recording: 08/1993 
Venue:  Konserthuset, Gothenburg, Sweden 
Length: 8 Minutes 43 Secs. 
Language: Russian 
3.
Songs (4), Op. 46 by Dmitri Shostakovich
Performer:  Sergei Leiferkus (Baritone)
Conductor:  Neeme Järvi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USSR 
Date of Recording: 08/1993 
Venue:  Konserthuset, Gothenburg, Sweden 
Language: Russian 
Notes: Composition written: USSR (1936 - 1937). 
4.
Songs (6), Op. 140 by Dmitri Shostakovich
Performer:  Sergei Leiferkus (Baritone)
Conductor:  Neeme Järvi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1971; USSR 
Date of Recording: 08/1993 
Venue:  Konserthuset, Gothenburg, Sweden 
Length: 15 Minutes 0 Secs. 
Language: Russian 

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