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Shostakovich: Symphony No 15, October, Etc / Jarvi


Release Date: 12/18/2010 
Label:  Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog #: 427616   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Dmitri Shostakovich
Conductor:  Neeme Järvi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 6 Mins. 

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This CD is reissued by ArkivMusic.

Notes and Editorial Reviews

...Best is Symphony No. 15. Järvi ideally captures the first movement's mocking spirit, then turns on a dime to project the slow movement's initial dour despair, which then unleashes a musical torrent unrelenting in its ferocity. The Gothenburg Orchestra provides impassioned and sonorous playing from every section, just as it does in the mirror-image finale. This is a viscerally affecting, memorable performance, captured in vivid, well-balanced sound by DG.

-- Victor Carr Jr., ClassicsToday.com [11/5/2003]
...Best is Symphony No. 15. Järvi ideally captures the first movement's mocking spirit, then turns on a dime to project the slow movement's initial dour despair, which then unleashes a musical torrent unrelenting in its ferocity. The Gothenburg Orchestra provides impassioned and sonorous playing from every section, just as it does in the mirror-image finale. This is a viscerally affecting, memorable performance, captured in vivid, well-balanced sound by DG.

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

1.
Symphony no 15 in A major, Op. 141 by Dmitri Shostakovich
Conductor:  Neeme Järvi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1971; USSR 
Date of Recording: 09/1988 
Venue:  Concert House, Gothenburg, Sweden 
Length: 42 Minutes 57 Secs. 
2.
October, Op. 131 by Dmitri Shostakovich
Conductor:  Neeme Järvi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1967; USSR 
Date of Recording: 05/1988 
Venue:  Concert House, Gothenburg, Sweden 
Length: 12 Minutes 28 Secs. 
3.
Overture on Russian and Kirghiz Folk Themes, Op. 115 by Dmitri Shostakovich
Conductor:  Neeme Järvi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1963; USSR 
Date of Recording: 05/1988 
Venue:  Concert House, Gothenburg, Sweden 
Length: 8 Minutes 58 Secs. 

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