Shostakovich: Symphonies Nos. 9 & 10 / Noseda, LSO

Release Date: 2/5/2021
Label: LSO Live
Catalog Number: 828
Conductor: Gianandrea Noseda
Orchestra/Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1

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Notes and Editorial Reviews
For Gianandrea Noseda, the Ninth is Shostakovich at his most 'classical', but a modern statement nonetheless. "Stalin wanted a celebration of the victory of Russia, and Shostakovich came out with a sort of opera buffa symphony," the LSO's Principal Guest Conductor says. "Short, witty, lots of sarcasm. I can really feel his wish to go against what was expected of him." The Tenth Symphony was written after Stalin's death and allegedly portrays the tragedy, despair, terror and violence of his tenure. The second movement is a musical portrait of Stalin, a march of unremitting terror and frenzied violence, while the finale contains some of the slowest music of the whole symphony, a reminder of the desolation of the Gulag prisoners.
Works on This Recording
1. Symphony no 9 in E flat major, Op. 70 by Dmitri Shostakovich
Conductor: Gianandrea Noseda
Orchestra/Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1945 ; USSR
2. Symphony no 10 in E minor, Op. 93 by Dmitri Shostakovich
Conductor: Gianandrea Noseda
Orchestra/Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1953 ; USSR
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