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Shostakovich: Complete Symphonies / Sladkovsky, Tatarstan National Symphony


Release Date: 01/05/2018 
Label:  Melodiya   Catalog #: 1002470  
Composer:  Dmitri Shostakovich
Conductor:  Alexander Sladowsky
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tatarstan National Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 13 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

It would not be an overstatement to say that Dmitri Shostakovich's oeuvre was a musical chronicle of the era. There is something in his music that agitates minds and souls of millions. His fifteen symphonies captured not only the evolution of the musical genius. It feels as if the entire 20th century with its great discoveries and perturbations, progress and catastrophes breathes in his scores. These striking documents of human spirit will continue to tell us long stories about their time causing heated theoretical and aesthetic discussions; they will be giving us reasons for very diverse interpretations, inspiring admiration or sharp rejection, but they will never leave their listeners untouched. Each of the symphonies by Shostakovich was Read more a major event of the country’s musical and, even broader, cultural life of the nation. Even barely performed and published ones, they entered the repertoire of the greatest conductors of their time.

The name of Alexander Sladkovsky ranks high among contemporary Russian conductors. The recognized interpreter of contemporary music and People’s Artist of Russia, Sladkovsky gained prominence after he took charge of Tatarstan’s symphony orchestra in 2010. Under his baton, the orchestra became one of the leading ensembles in Russia actively performing in this country and at the most prestigious venues of the world. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Symphony no 9 in E flat major, Op. 70 by Dmitri Shostakovich
Conductor:  Alexander Sladowsky
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tatarstan National Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1945; USSR 
2.
Symphony no 8 in C minor, Op. 65 by Dmitri Shostakovich
Conductor:  Alexander Sladowsky
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tatarstan National Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1943; USSR 
3.
Symphony no 7 in C major, Op. 60 "Leningrad" by Dmitri Shostakovich
Conductor:  Alexander Sladowsky
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tatarstan National Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1941; USSR 
4.
Symphony no 6 in B minor, Op. 54 by Dmitri Shostakovich
Conductor:  Alexander Sladowsky
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tatarstan National Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1939; USSR 
5.
Symphony no 5 in D minor, Op. 47 by Dmitri Shostakovich
Conductor:  Alexander Sladowsky
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tatarstan National Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1937; USSR 
6.
Symphony no 4 in C minor, Op. 43 by Dmitri Shostakovich
Conductor:  Alexander Sladowsky
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tatarstan National Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1935-1936; USSR 
7.
Symphony no 3 in E flat major, Op. 20 "First of May" by Dmitri Shostakovich
Conductor:  Alexander Sladowsky
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tatarstan National Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1929; USSR 
8.
Symphony no 2 in B flat major, Op. 14 "To October" by Dmitri Shostakovich
Conductor:  Alexander Sladowsky
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tatarstan National Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1927; USSR 
9.
Symphony no 15 in A major, Op. 141 by Dmitri Shostakovich
Conductor:  Alexander Sladowsky
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tatarstan National Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1971; USSR 
10.
Symphony no 14 in G minor, Op. 135 by Dmitri Shostakovich
Conductor:  Alexander Sladowsky
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tatarstan National Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1969; USSR 
11.
Symphony no 13 in B flat minor, Op. 113 "Babi Yar" by Dmitri Shostakovich
Conductor:  Alexander Sladowsky
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tatarstan National Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1962; USSR 
12.
Symphony no 12 in D minor, Op. 112 "To the Memory of Lenin - 1917" by Dmitri Shostakovich
Conductor:  Alexander Sladowsky
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tatarstan National Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1961; USSR 
13.
Symphony no 11 in G minor, Op. 103 "Year 1905" by Dmitri Shostakovich
Conductor:  Alexander Sladowsky
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tatarstan National Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1957; USSR 
14.
Symphony no 10 in E minor, Op. 93 by Dmitri Shostakovich
Conductor:  Alexander Sladowsky
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tatarstan National Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1953; USSR 
15.
Symphony no 1 in F minor, Op. 10 by Dmitri Shostakovich
Conductor:  Alexander Sladowsky
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tatarstan National Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1924-1925; USSR 

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