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Shostakovich: Execution of Stenka Razin & Symphonies Nos. 4 & 9 / Kondrashin, Moscow Philharmonic


Release Date: 01/27/2017 
Label:  Urania Records   Catalog #: 333  
Composer:  Dmitri Shostakovich
Performer:  Vitaly Gromadsky
Conductor:  Kiril Kondrashin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Moscow Philharmonic OrchestraUSSR Radio Choir
Number of Discs: 2 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The Execution of Stenka Razin by Dmitri Shostakovich is a cantata for baritone, chorus and orchestra, written in 1964 and performed for the first time in Moscow, directed by Kondrashin. It is based on the sentence of the Cossack leader, Stenka Razin, a revolutionary champion of the oppressed and peasants of the seventeenth century. Evegenij Yevtushenko wrote the text, he was one of the major Russian poets of the twentieth century. Recordings of this work are quite rare, especially one performed so closely (within two years) to the original production. The Execution of Stenka Razin by Dmitri Shostakovich is a cantata for baritone, chorus and orchestra, written in 1964 and performed for the first time in Moscow, directed by Kondrashin. It is based on the sentence of the Cossack leader, Stenka Razin, a revolutionary champion of the oppressed and peasants of the seventeenth century. Evegenij Yevtushenko wrote the text, he was one of the major Russian poets of the twentieth century. Recordings of this work are quite rare, especially one performed so closely (within two years) to the original production. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Symphony no 4 in C minor, Op. 43 by Dmitri Shostakovich
Conductor:  Kiril Kondrashin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1935-1936; USSR 
2.
Symphony no 9 in E flat major, Op. 70 by Dmitri Shostakovich
Conductor:  Kiril Kondrashin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1945; USSR 
3.
Execution of Stepan Razin, Op. 119 by Dmitri Shostakovich
Performer:  Vitaly Gromadsky (Bass)
Conductor:  Kiril Kondrashin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra,  USSR Radio Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1964; USSR 

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