Shostakovich - Symphonies 1, 14 & 15, Chamber Symphony in C minor | Deutsche Grammophon 4860546

Shostakovich - Symphonies 1, 14 & 15, Chamber Symphony in C minor

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Label: Deutsche Grammophon

Cat No: 4860546

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 2

Genre: Orchestral

Release Date: 25th June 2021

Contents

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Andris Nelsons and the Boston Symphony Orchestra continue their Grammy-winning Shostakovich cycle with recordings of Symphonies 1, 14 and 15 and the Chamber Symphony in C minor. In this latest installment, Andris Nelsons and the Boston Symphony Orchestra bookend the composer’s brilliant, often turbulent symphonic career.

Nearly half a century lies between Shostakovich’s triumphant debut with the First, premiered before his 20th birthday, and the Fifteenth, an inventory of influences written under the shadow of his own mortality. Penned just two years earlier, the Fourteenth is a symphonic song cycle, and the Chamber Symphony is a skillful adaptation of that tragic masterpiece, the Eighth String Quartet.

Reviews

Shostakovich’s first and last symphonies make for intriguing bedfellows: the beginning and end of a tortuous journey, heavy with irony and an all-pervasive sense of doubt and desolation. ... No question that this latest release represents the Nelsons cycle at its best.  Edward Seckerson
Gramophone August 2021
Gramophone Editor's Choice

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