Stravinsky - Chant funebre & Firebird Suite; Shostakovich - Symphony no.12 | Capriccio C5352

Stravinsky - Chant funebre & Firebird Suite; Shostakovich - Symphony no.12


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Label: Capriccio

Cat No: C5352

Barcode: 0845221053523

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Orchestral

Release Date: 11th January 2019



Although Igor Stravinsky and Dmitri Shostakovich were contemporary Russian composers, their lives stood in distinct contrast to each other: the former was outgoing and sophisticated; the latter an introverted melancholic. Their outputs were similar, however, in that they were both deeply rooted in their homeland, Stravinsky's drawing on its wealth of traditional myths and folk customs, while Shostakovich fed on the fearful, historical events that shook Russia to its core.

Cornelius Meister, recently named Conductor of the Year by Opus Klassik, the German classical music awards body, interprets these different sound worlds with colour, clarity and authority, drawing superb performances from the ORF Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra.

"With ORF Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra under Cornelius Meister in spectacular form I can’t praise this set highly enough." – MusicWeb International on C5320

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