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Shostakovich: Symphonies Nos 5 & 1 [download] – LSO Live

Shostakovich: Symphonies Nos 5 & 1 [download]

  • Release date: 3 April 2020
    LSO0802D | 0822231180265

    24 bit 96 kHz FLAC or 320 kbps MP3

    Producer: Nicholas Parker
    Engineering: Classic Sound
    Recorded live at Barbican Hall, London September 2016 & March 2019

  • '…sublime & chilling: Noseda and LSO brim with bite’
    – Bachtrack

    '…The LSO were at the peak of their powers under Gianandrea Noseda’
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Gianandrea Noseda
London Symphony Orchestra

Gianandrea Noseda and the London Symphony Orchestra continue their Shostakovich cycle with the iconic Fifth Symphony alongside the composer's First.

Few pieces of classical music have been the subject of so much debate and discussion as the Fifth Symphony of Dmitri Shostakovich. Following the ‘justified criticism’ of his opera Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk the Fifth marked a turning point in his career, after which he balanced an even more precarious position as an artist under Stalin’s brutal regime.

Just 18 years old at the time of its completion, Shostakovich’s First Symphony propelled him into the international spotlight. Breathtakingly unpredictable, the piece charts a course through soundscapes of blazing passion, melancholy introspection and caustic humour.


Composer   Dmitri Shostakovich
Conductor   Gianandrea Noseda
Performers   London Symphony Orchestra

Track list
Symphony 5 in D Minor, Op. 47
I. Moderato
II. Allegretto
III. Largo
IV. Allegro non troppo
Symphony 1 in F minor, Op. 10
I. Allegretto — Allegro non troppo
II. Allegro — Meno mosso — Allegro — Meno mosso
III. Lento — Largo — Lento (attacca:)
IV. Allegro molto — Lento — Allegro molto — Meno mosso — Allegro molto — Molto meno mosso — Adagio

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