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Shostakovich: Symphony No 11 "1905" / Depreist, Oregon So

Release Date: 12/16/2003 
Label:  Delos   Catalog #: 3329   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Dmitri Shostakovich
Conductor:  James DePreist
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Oregon Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 0 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Delos International proudly presents an exciting new release by Maestro James DePreist and the Oregon Symphony - Shostakovich's 'Symphony No.11, The Year 1905'. When this composition was first performed on October 30, 1957, Soviet official's declared it an oustanding work of social realism. Much of the symphony's resonance and ambiguity lies in its direct quotation of various songs of the revolutionary period. The composer, however, admitted that the four-movement work relected not only teh revolutionary year of 1905 but also the Soviet invasion of Hungary in 1956. The four movements entitled 'The Palace Square', 'The Ninth of January', 'In Memoriam', and 'The Toscin', are filled with rich decriptive musical detail incorporating many songs, Read more hymns and marches. Read less

Works on This Recording

Symphony no 11 in G minor, Op. 103 "Year 1905" by Dmitri Shostakovich
Conductor:  James DePreist
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Oregon Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1957; USSR 
Date of Recording: 01/2003 
Venue:  Live  Schnitzer Concert Hall, Portland, Oregon 
Length: 60 Minutes 12 Secs. 

Customer Reviews

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 ... full scale first rate performance ... needs a June 4, 2012 By D. Leung (Hong Kong, N/A) See All My Reviews "As anyone would expect Delos DSD recording of this spectacular work could only spell highly charged emotional experience and superb sound quality. The conductor did a very good job and I think he deserved to be named as one of the best in USA. The orchestra did well and the list of participants in the booklet helped to explain why effects could be so impressive. The background was dead calm and this was essential for the contrast amongst the scenes. The only drawback was the signal level of the CD was quite low and one would need to crank up the volume to hear every detail. Beefy amplifiers would have an advantage. To conclude this CD contains a full scale, first rate performance of such a demanding work but it needs a good amp to do it justice. Enjoy." Report Abuse
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