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Shostakovich: Film Music / Serebrier, Belgian Radio Symphony Orchestra

Shostakovich / Serebrier / Belgian Radio Sym Orch
Release Date: 11/15/2011 
Label:  Warner Classics   Catalog #: 4690702   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Dmitri Shostakovich
Conductor:  José Serebrier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Belgian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 3 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Shostakovich’s film music has received a lot of attention recently, largely because all of it is now published and is readily available, and also because the music includes a lot of populist, easy-to-listen-to material. But not entirely: Hamlet and King Lear offer moments of Shostakovich the gritty symphonist, and there’s a lot more to The Gadfly than just the famous “Romance”. Serebrier is simply one of the best conductors around today—for a musical journeyman, you can almost always count on him to deliver compelling results with any orchestra he happens to work with, and these performances have plenty of color, drive, and energy.

The engineering may not be quite as vivid as today’s best, but by any standard it’s perfectly
Read more fine. The trend today is to record these scores as completely as possible, even including bits and shreds that make little sense away from their original context. I suspect that for many listeners this three-disc set of suites (only King Lear is billed as complete, but it’s a brief score anyway) will offer more than enough of this side of Shostakovich’s creative output.

-- David Hurwitz, ClassicsToday.com
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Works on This Recording

1.
Pirogov, Op. 76 by Dmitri Shostakovich
Conductor:  José Serebrier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Belgian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1947; USSR 
2.
Gadfly, Op. 97 by Dmitri Shostakovich
Conductor:  José Serebrier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Belgian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1955; USSR 
3.
King Lear, Op. 58a by Dmitri Shostakovich
Conductor:  José Serebrier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Belgian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1940; USSR 
4.
Five days-five nights, Op. 111 by Dmitri Shostakovich
Conductor:  José Serebrier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Belgian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1960; USSR 
5.
Hamlet, Op. 116 by Dmitri Shostakovich
Conductor:  José Serebrier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Belgian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USSR 
6.
Michurin, Op. 78 by Dmitri Shostakovich
Conductor:  José Serebrier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Belgian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1948; USSR 
7.
Fall of Berlin Suite, Op. 82a by Dmitri Shostakovich
Conductor:  José Serebrier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Belgian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1949; USSR 
8.
Golden Hills, Op. 30 by Dmitri Shostakovich
Conductor:  José Serebrier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Belgian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1931; USSR 

Sound Samples

Suite from Pirogov Op.76a : I Introduction: Shostakovich : Suite from Pirogov Op.76a : I Introduction
Suite from Pirogov Op.76a : II Scene: Shostakovich : Suite from Pirogov Op.76a : II Scene
Suite from Pirogov Op.76a : III Waltz: Shostakovich : Suite from Pirogov Op.76a : III Waltz
Suite from Pirogov Op.76a : IV Scherzo: Shostakovich : Suite from Pirogov Op.76a : IV Scherzo
Suite from Pirogov Op.76a : V Finale: Shostakovich : Suite from Pirogov Op.76a : V Finale
Suite from The Gadfly Op.97a : I Overture: Shostakovich : Suite from The Gadfly Op.97a : I Overture
Suite from The Gadfly Op.97a : II Contredance: Shostakovich : Suite from The Gadfly Op.97a : II Contredance
Suite from The Gadfly Op.97a : III People's Holiday: Shostakovich : Suite from The Gadfly Op.97a : III People's Holiday
Suite from The Gadfly Op.97a : IV Interlude: Shostakovich : Suite from The Gadfly Op.97a : IV Interlude
Suite from The Gadfly Op.97a : V Barrel Organ Waltz: Shostakovich : Suite from The Gadfly Op.97a: V Barrel Organ Waltz
Suite from The Gadfly Op.97a : VI Galop: Shostakovich : Suite from The Gadfly Op.97a : VI Galop
Suite from The Gadfly Op.97a : VII Prelude: Shostakovich : Suite from The Gadfly Op.97a : VII Prelude
Suite from The Gadfly Op.97a : VIII Romance: Shostakovich : Suite from The Gadfly Op.97a : VIII Romance
Suite from The Gadfly Op.97a : IX Intermezzo: Shostakovich : Suite from The Gadfly Op.97a : IX Intermezzo
Suite from The Gadfly Op.97a : X Nocturne: Shostakovich : Suite from The Gadfly Op.97a : X Nocturne
Suite from The Gadfly Op.97a : XI Scene: Shostakovich : Suite from The Gadfly Op.97a : XI Scene
Suite from The Gadfly Op.97a : XII Finale: Shostakovich : Suite from The Gadfly Op.97a : XII Finale
Incidental Music to King Lear Op.137 : I The Fool: Shostakovich : Incidental Music to King Lear Op.137 : I The Fool
Incidental Music to King Lear Op.137 : II Introduction: Shostakovich : Incidental Music to King Lear Op.137 : II Introduction
Incidental Music to King Lear Op.137 : III First Appearance of King Lear's Castle: Shostakovich : Incidental Music to King Lear Op.137 : III First Appearance of King Lear's Castle
Incidental Music to King Lear Op.137 : IV Beginning of the Catastrophe: Shostakovich : Incidental Music to King Lear Op.137 : IV Beginning of the Catastrophe
Incidental Music to King Lear Op.137 : V The Voice of Truth: Shostakovich : Incidental Music to King Lear Op.137 : V The Voice of Truth
Incidental Music to King Lear Op.137 : VI The Storm: Shostakovich : Incidental Music to King Lear Op.137 : VI The Storm
Incidental Music to King Lear Op.137 : VII Lament [Chorus]: Shostakovich : Incidental Music to King Lear Op.137 : VII Lament [Chorus]
Incidental Music to King Lear Op.137 : VIII After the Storm: Shostakovich : Incidental Music to King Lear Op.137 : VIII After the Storm
Incidental Music to King Lear Op.137 : IX Dinner at Goneril's: Shostakovich : Incidental Music to King Lear Op.137 : IX Dinner at Goneril's
Incidental Music to King Lear Op.137 : X Finale: Shostakovich : Incidental Music to King Lear Op.137 : X Finale
Suite from Five Days and Five Nights Op.111 : I Dresden in Ruins: Shostakovich : Suite from Five Days and Five Nights Op.111 : I Dresden in Ruins
Suite from Five Days and Five Nights Op.111 : II Liberated Dresden: Shostakovich : Suite from Five Days and Five Nights Op.111 : II Liberated Dresden
Suite from Five Days and Five Nights Op.111 : III Interlude: Shostakovich : Suite from Five Days and Five Nights Op.111 : III Interlude
Suite from Hamlet Op.116a : I Introduction: Shostakovich : Suite from Hamlet Op.116a : I Introduction
Suite from Hamlet Op.116a : II Ball at the Palace: Shostakovich : Suite from Hamlet Op.116a : II Ball at the Palace
Suite from Hamlet Op.116a : III The Ghost: Shostakovich : Suite from Hamlet Op.116a : III The Ghost
Suite from Hamlet Op.116a : IV In the Garden: Shostakovich : Suite from Hamlet Op.116a : IV In the Garden
Suite from Hamlet Op.116a : V Poisoning Scene: Shostakovich : Suite from Hamlet Op.116a : V Poisoning Scene
Suite from Hamlet Op.116a : VI Arrival and Scene of the Players: Shostakovich : Suite from Hamlet Op.116a : VI Arrival and Scene of the Players
Suite from Hamlet Op.116a : VII Ophelia: Shostakovich : Suite from Hamlet Op.116a : VII Ophelia
Suite from Hamlet Op.116a : VIII The Duel & Death of Hamlet: Shostakovich : Suite from Hamlet Op.116a : VIII The Duel & Death of Hamlet
Suite from Michurin Op.78a : I Overture: Shostakovich : Suite from Michurin Op.78a : I Overture
Suite from Michurin Op.78a : II Winter Garden: Shostakovich : Suite from Michurin Op.78a : II Winter Garden
Suite from Michurin Op.78a : III Waltz: Shostakovich : Suite from Michurin Op.78a : III Waltz
Suite from Michurin Op.78a : IV Souvenir: Shostakovich : Suite from Michurin Op.78a : IV Souvenir
Suite from Michurin Op.78a : V The Palace Place: Shostakovich : Suite from Michurin Op.78a : V The Palace Place
Suite from Michurin Op.78a : VI Michurin's Monologue: Shostakovich : Suite from Michurin Op.78a : VI Michurin's Monologue
Suite from Michurin Op.78a : VII Finale: Shostakovich : Suite from Michurin Op.78a : VII Finale
Suite from The Fall of Berlin Op.82a : I Prelude: Shostakovich : Suite from The Fall of Berlin Op.82a : I Prelude
Suite from The Fall of Berlin Op.82a : II Scene by the River: Shostakovich : Suite from The Fall of Berlin Op.82a : II Scene by the River
Suite from The Fall of Berlin Op.82a : III Attack: Shostakovich : Suite from The Fall of Berlin Op.82a : III Attack
Suite from The Fall of Berlin Op.82a : IV In the Garden: Shostakovich : Suite from The Fall of Berlin Op.82a : IV In the Garden
Suite from The Fall of Berlin Op.82a : V Attack on the Zeeloubky Height: Shostakovich : Suite from The Fall of Berlin Op.82a : V Attack on the Zeeloubky Height
Suite from The Fall of Berlin Op.82a : VI In the Destroyed Village: Shostakovich : Suite from The Fall of Berlin Op.82a : VI In the Destroyed Village
Suite from The Fall of Berlin Op.82a : VII Scene in the Metro: Shostakovich : Suite from The Fall of Berlin Op.82a : VII Scene in the Metro
Suite from The Fall of Berlin Op.82a : VIII Finale: Shostakovich : Suite from The Fall of Berlin Op.82a : VIII Finale
Suite from The Golden Mountains Op.30a : I Introduction: Shostakovich : Suite from The Golden Mountains Op.30a : I Introduction
Suite from The Golden Mountains Op.30a : II Fugue: Shostakovich : Suite from The Golden Mountains Op.30a : II Fugue
Suite from The Golden Mountains Op.30a : III Funeral March: Shostakovich : Suite from The Golden Mountains Op.30a : III Funeral March
Suite from The Golden Mountains Op.30a : IV Finale: Shostakovich : Suite from The Golden Mountains Op.30a : IV Finale

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