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Shostakovich: Symphony No 14; Mussorgsky / Neeme Järvi


Release Date: 08/30/1998 
Label:  Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog #: 437785   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Dmitri ShostakovichModest Mussorgsky
Performer:  Luba KazarnovskayaSergei LeiferkusBrigitte Fassbaender
Conductor:  Neeme Järvi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 13 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

In Symphony No. 14 Järvi artfully balances the elements of gloom, defiance, and resignation that make up this stark yet at times serene work. Ljuba Kazarnovskaya and Sergei Leiferkus are up to the challenges of the more violent and vitriolic songs (Malagueña and At the Santé Jail), but they also sing with real tenderness in Shostakovich's poignant moments of reflection (The Suicide and O Delvig, Delvig!).

--Victor Carr Jr, ClassicsToday.com [11/5/2003, reviewing DG 474469]
In Symphony No. 14 Järvi artfully balances the elements of gloom, defiance, and resignation that make up this stark yet at times serene work. Ljuba Kazarnovskaya and Sergei Leiferkus are up to the challenges of the more violent and vitriolic songs (Malagueña and At the Santé Jail), but they also sing with real tenderness in Shostakovich's poignant moments of reflection (The Suicide and O Delvig, Delvig!).

--Victor Carr Jr, ClassicsToday.com [11/5/2003, reviewing DG 474469]
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Works on This Recording

1.
Symphony no 14 in G minor, Op. 135 by Dmitri Shostakovich
Performer:  Luba Kazarnovskaya (Soprano), Sergei Leiferkus (Baritone)
Conductor:  Neeme Järvi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1969; USSR 
Date of Recording: 05/1992 
Venue:  Konserthuset, Goteborg, Sweden 
Length: 52 Minutes 59 Secs. 
Language: Russian 
2.
Songs and dances of death by Modest Mussorgsky
Performer:  Brigitte Fassbaender (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Neeme Järvi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1875-1877; Russia 
Date of Recording: 05/1992 
Venue:  Konserthuset, Goteborg, Sweden 
Length: 19 Minutes 46 Secs. 
Language: Russian 
Notes: Orchestrated: Dmitri Shostakovich (1962) 

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