Shostakovich - Symphonies Nos 4, 5 & 6
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Cat No: MAR0545
Number of Discs: 2
Release Date: 2nd June 2014
WorksSymphony no.4 in C minor, op.43
Symphony no.5 in D minor, op.47
Symphony no.6 in B minor, op.54
Valery Gergiev continues his acclaimed Shostakovich symphony cycle with his sixth release, a 2-SACD set of consecutive Symphonies 4, 5 & 6.
Shostakovich's symphonies are often emotionally powerful, and the three symphonies performed here are a particularly compelling and riveting combination. The tortuous difficulty of adhering to vaguely articulated political dictats shaped the evolution of Shostakovich’s music. Yet it is his sophisticated employment of musical codes that enabled him to maintain his creative integrity.
There is no better illustration of his ability to tread a fine line between acclaim and condemnation than the experience he faced during the 1930s: the period when these symphonies were composed.
"These works are meat and drink for Gergiev’s outstanding Mariinsky players" - The Sunday Times, Disc of the Week (Symphonies 1 & 15)
"This superbly recorded disc remains, for me at least, one of the few indispensable Shostakovich CDs of recent years" - Gramophone, Editor's Choice (Symphonies 3 & 10)
"Gergiev...achieving mesmeric cumulative power which is helped in no small measure by the superbly responsive orchestral playing and the tremendous dynamic range of the recording." - BBC Music Magazine: Performance****/Sound***** (Symphony No.7)
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