Shostakovich: Symphonies Nos.9 & 15, Festive Overture, Scherzo

Release Date: 5/3/2019
Label: Alto
Catalog Number: MOB413629
Number of Discs: 1

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Notes and Editorial Reviews
"(9th) They capture not only the joyful irreverence but the sense of danger lurking beneath... solo wind playing is excellent throughout... brilliantly played and vividly recorded" (CD Review) (15th) "with a superbly vivid Fifteenth, generally hard-driven à la Mravinsky but far more convincingly poised... first movement goes at a frightening lick, deserting the toy shop for the asylum, the slow movement lacks only the very last ounce of desolation and the finale, always intelligently conceived, is suitably emotive at the close. The sound has immediacy and enough depth." (Gramophone)
Works on This Recording
1. Symphony no 9 in E flat major, Op. 70 by Dmitri Shostakovich
Conductor: Valery Gergiev
Orchestra/Ensemble: Mariinsky Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1945 ; USSR
2. Symphony no 15 in A major, Op. 141 by Dmitri Shostakovich
Conductor: Kiril Kondrashin
Orchestra/Ensemble: Moscow Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1971 ; USSR
3. Scherzo in F sharp minor, Op. 1 by Dmitri Shostakovich
Orchestra/Ensemble: USSR Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1919 ; USSR
4. Festive Overture, Op. 96 by Dmitri Shostakovich
Orchestra/Ensemble: USSR Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1954 ; USSR
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