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Shostakovich: Symphonies No 6 & 9 / Bernstein, Vienna Philharmonic

Shostakovich / Vpo / Bernstein
Release Date: 07/04/2006 
Label:  Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog #: 000657809  
Composer:  Dmitri Shostakovich
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Shostakovich Symphonien No. 6 · No. 9

With introductions by Leonard Bernstein
Wiener Philharmoniker
Leonard Bernstein, conductor
Directed by: Humphrey Burton

STEREO: PCM / SURROUND: DTS 5.1
Bonus in English
Subtitles: German/French/Spanish/Chinese
A production of UNITEL, Munich

* Leonard Bernstein leads the Wiener Philharmoniker in revelatory performances of Symphony no. 6 and Symphony no. 9 by Dmitri Shostakovich – works that are as much vivid historical testaments as they are extraordinary musical achievements.
* Filmed at the Musikvereinssaal, Vienna in 1986, the performance of Symphony no. 6 – a rarely-performed, pre-WWII composition that
Read more Bernstein describes as Shostakovich’s “secret confession in public” – was part of a benefit concert for the restoration of this world-famous concert hall.
* The short, festive Symphony no. 9 celebrates the end of the war – a masterpiece Bernstein calls “the least predictable and most surprising Ninth that exists.”
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Works on This Recording

1.
Symphony no 6 in B minor, Op. 54 by Dmitri Shostakovich
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1939; USSR 
2.
Symphony no 9 in E flat major, Op. 70 by Dmitri Shostakovich
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1945; USSR 

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