Beethoven - Symphony no.4; Shostakovich - Symphony no.10 | Praga Digitals DSD350115

Beethoven - Symphony no.4; Shostakovich - Symphony no.10

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Label: Praga Digitals

Cat No: DSD350115

Format: SACD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Orchestral

Release Date: 5th August 2016

Contents

Artists

Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra

Conductor

Yevgeny Mravinsky

Works

Beethoven, Ludwig van

Symphony no.4 in B flat major, op.60

Shostakovich, Dmitri

Symphony no.10 in E minor, op.93

Artists

Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra

Conductor

Yevgeny Mravinsky

About

Shostakovich’s Tenth Symphony is 50 minutes of tragedy, despair, terror, and violence and three minutes of triumph. Premiered in 1953, the best performance is still that conducted by Mravinsky.

Yevgeny Mravinsky's 3 June 3 1955 performance with the Leningrad Philharmonic of Beethoven's Symphony no.4 is just as great. Mravinsky was the best Soviet conductor and his passionate precision and intense interpretations were as valid for Beethoven as they were for Shostakovich. His interpretations can be hard-driven and sharp-edged, but no one could object to the lucid strength and linear lyricism he brings to the work.

Beethoven: Live recording, 3 June 1955 Smetana Hall, Prague (previously issued as PRD256004)
Shostakovich: Live recording 3 June 1955 Smetana Hall, Prague (previously issued as PRD250053)

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