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Shostakovich: Symphony 5; Gadfly Suite

Album Summary

>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Gadfly Suite, Op. 97a
>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Symphony no 5 in D minor, Op. 47
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Notes & Reviews:

This recording was reviewed in Gramophone at the time of first release: "The sobriety and restraint of the approach is immediately striking: grave matters are clearly under discussion, the momentum is massive rather than frenetic, the playing immaculate but never ostentatiously virtuosic. Without seeming slow it is an earnestly measured reading... the depth of emotion in the Largo, intensified by a refusal to indulge in histrionics, is especially moving. The finale's eerie process emphasizes a wounded sadness that is much nearer to the movement's heart than its surface exultation... as an inevitable consequence the sheer enormity of the code is awesome... it is in fact in the front rank of recent performances and its finely balanced recording is among the most successful."

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Abbey Road London (1990-1991).



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>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Gadfly Suite, Op. 97a
  • Conductor: Maxim Shostakovich
  • Notes: Composition written: 1955.
  • Running Time: 10 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Film Score
  • Written: 1955

>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Symphony no 5 in D minor, Op. 47
  • Conductor: Maxim Shostakovich
  • Running Time: 53 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1937