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Shostakovich: Symphonies Nos 9 & 10 (download) – LSO Live

Shostakovich: Symphonies Nos 9 & 10 (download)

  • Release date: 5 February 2021
    LSO0828D | 0822231182863

    Producer: Nicholas Parker
    Engineers: Classic Sound
    Recorded Barbican Hall, London
    June 2018 and January & February 2020

  • Sélectionné par la rédaction
    'This is a particularly accomplished version... the effects are carefully balanced, without adding distress or irony, without letting the decibels take over, and with neither expression nor emotion curtailed.'
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£9.99

Gianandrea Noseda
London Symphony Orchestra 


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.

 
Composer  
Dmitri Shostakovich
Conductor   Gianandrea Noseda
Performers  

London Symphony Orchestra


Track list

1. Symphony No. 9 in E-flat major, Op. 70: I. Allegro
2. Symphony No. 9 in E-flat major, Op. 70: II. Moderato
3. Symphony No. 9 in E-flat major, Op. 70: III. Presto
4. Symphony No. 9 in E-flat major, Op. 70: IV. Largo
5. Symphony No. 9 in E-flat major, Op. 70: V. Allegretto — Allegro
6. Symphony No. 10 in E minor, Op. 93: I. Moderato
7. Symphony No. 10 in E minor, Op. 93: II. Allegro
8. Symphony No. 10 in E minor, Op. 93: III. Allegretto – Largo – Piú mosso 
9. Symphony No. 10 in E minor, Op. 93: IV. Andante – Allegro – L’istesso tempo

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