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Shostakovich: Symphonies No 5 And 7 / Ashkenazy, Et Al


Release Date: 09/12/2006 
Label:  Decca   Catalog #: 000732502   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Dmitri Shostakovich
Conductor:  Vladimir Ashkenazy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic OrchestraSt. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 57 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

"A reissue of two fine, very well engineered Shostakovich symphony performances... It's splendid in every way: exciting, marvelously played, propulsive and beautifully paced in the tough-to-bring-off first movement, and containing one of the best final perorations on disc... the spectacular account of the Festive Overture, is surely one of the best versions available of this delightful work" -- David Hurwitz, ClassicsToday.com "A reissue of two fine, very well engineered Shostakovich symphony performances... It's splendid in every way: exciting, marvelously played, propulsive and beautifully paced in the tough-to-bring-off first movement, and containing one of the best final perorations on disc... the spectacular account of the Festive Overture, is surely one of the best versions available of this delightful work" -- David Hurwitz, ClassicsToday.com Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Symphony no 5 in D minor, Op. 47 by Dmitri Shostakovich
Conductor:  Vladimir Ashkenazy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1937; USSR 
2. Festive Overture, Op. 96 by Dmitri Shostakovich
Conductor:  Vladimir Ashkenazy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1954; USSR 
3. Symphony no 7 in C major, Op. 60 "Leningrad" by Dmitri Shostakovich
Conductor:  Vladimir Ashkenazy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1941; USSR 

Sound Samples

Symphony No.5 in D minor, Op.47: 1. Moderato
Symphony No.5 in D minor, Op.47: 2. Allegretto
Symphony No.5 in D minor, Op.47: 3. Largo
Symphony No.5 in D minor, Op.47: 4. Allegro non troppo
Festive Overture, Op.96
Symphony No.7, Op.60 - "Leningrad": 1. Allegretto
Symphony No.7, Op.60 - "Leningrad": 2. Moderato (poco allegretto)
Symphony No.7, Op.60 - "Leningrad": 3. Adagio
Symphony No.7, Op.60 - "Leningrad": 4. Allegro non troppo

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