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Shostakovich - Symphonies 9 & 10 | LSO Live LSO0828

Shostakovich - Symphonies 9 & 10

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Label: LSO Live

Cat No: LSO0828

Barcode: 0822231182825

Format: Hybrid SACD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Orchestral

Release Date: 5th February 2021

Contents

Artists

London Symphony Orchestra

Conductor

Gianandrea Noseda

Works

Shostakovich, Dmitri

Symphony no.9 in E flat major, op.70
Symphony no.10 in E minor, op.93

Artists

London Symphony Orchestra

Conductor

Gianandrea Noseda

About

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.

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