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Shostakovich: The Great Symphonies, nos 4, 5, 7, 8, 10 & 15; Violin Concerto no 2 / David Oistrakh, violin

Audio Samples

  1. Shostakovich — Symphony No. 4 in C Minor, Op. 43: I. Allegretto poco moderato
  2. Shostakovich — Symphony No. 4 in C Minor, Op. 43: II. Moderato con moto $0.99 on iTunes
  3. Shostakovich — Symphony No. 4 in C Minor, Op. 43: III. Largo - Allegro
  4. Shostakovich — The Gadfly Suite, Op. 97a: Overture $0.99 on iTunes
  5. Shostakovich — The Gadfly Suite, Op. 97a: Folk Feast (National Holiday) $0.99 on iTunes
  6. Shostakovich — The Gadfly Suite, Op. 97a: Barrel Organ Waltz $0.99 on iTunes
  7. Shostakovich — The Gadfly Suite, Op. 97a: Galop $0.99 on iTunes
  8. Shostakovich — The Gadfly Suite, Op. 97a: Romance $0.99 on iTunes
  9. Shostakovich — The Gadfly Suite, Op. 97a: Finale $0.99 on iTunes
  10. Shostakovich — Symphony No. 5 in D Minor, Op. 47: I. Moderato - Allegro non troppo
  11. Shostakovich — Symphony No. 5 in D Minor, Op. 47: II. Allegretto $0.99 on iTunes
  12. Shostakovich — Symphony No. 5 in D Minor, Op. 47: III. Largo - Allegro
  13. Shostakovich — Symphony No. 5 in D Minor, Op. 47: IV. Allegro non troppo - Allegro
  14. Shostakovich — Symphony No. 7 in C Major "Leningrad", Op. 60: I. War, allegretto
  15. Shostakovich — Symphony No. 7 in C Major "Leningrad", Op. 60: II. Memories, Moderato (poco allegretto)
  16. Shostakovich — Symphony No. 7 in C Major "Leningrad", Op. 60: III. My Native Field, adagio
  17. Shostakovich — Symphony No. 7 in C Major "Leningrad", Op. 60: IV. Victory, allegro non troppo
  18. Shostakovich — Symphony No. 8 in C Minor, Op. 65: I. Adagio
  19. Shostakovich — Symphony No. 8 in C Minor, Op. 65: II. Allegretto $0.99 on iTunes
  20. Shostakovich — Symphony No. 8 in C Minor, Op. 65: III. Allegro non troppo $0.99 on iTunes
  21. Shostakovich — Symphony No. 8 in C Minor, Op. 65: IV. Largo $0.99 on iTunes
  22. Shostakovich — Symphony No. 8 in C Minor, Op. 65: V. Allegretto
  23. Shostakovich — Symphony No. 10 in E Minor, Op. 93: I. Moderato
  24. Shostakovich — Symphony No. 10 in E Minor, Op. 93: II. Scherzo: Allegro $0.99 on iTunes
  25. Shostakovich — Symphony No. 10 in E Minor, Op. 93: III. Allegretto - Largo
  26. Shostakovich — Symphony No. 10 in E Minor, Op. 93: IV. Andante - Allegro
  27. Shostakovich — Violin Concerto No. 2 in C-Sharp Minor, Op. 129: I. Moderato
  28. Shostakovich — Violin Concerto No. 2 in C-Sharp Minor, Op. 129: II. Adagio $0.99 on iTunes
  29. Shostakovich — Violin Concerto No. 2 in C-Sharp Minor, Op. 129: III. Adagio - Allegro $0.99 on iTunes
  30. Shostakovich — Symphony No. 15 in A Major, Op. 141: I. Allegretto poco moderato $0.99 on iTunes
  31. Shostakovich — Symphony No. 15 in A Major, Op. 141: II. Adagio - largo - adagio - largo
  32. Shostakovich — Symphony No. 15 in A Major, Op. 141: III. Allegretto - Largo $0.99 on iTunes
  33. Shostakovich — Symphony No. 15 in A Major, Op. 141: IV. Adagio - allegretto - adagio - allegretto

Album Summary

>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Symphony no 4 in C minor, Op. 43
>Shostakovich, Dmitri : The Gadfly
>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Symphony no 5 in D minor, Op. 47
>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Symphony no 7 (as used in the film "Testimony")
>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Symphony no 8 in C minor, Op. 65
>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Symphony no 10 in E minor, Op. 93
>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Concerto for Violin no 2 in C sharp minor, Op. 129
>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Symphony no 15 in A major, Op. 141
Performer Conductors Ensembles Composer

Notes & Reviews:

This six-CD set features Shostakovich's greatest symphonies, Nos. 4, 5, 7, 8, 10, and 15, along with extra bonus orchestral pieces The Gadfly Suite and Violin Concerto No. 2. This box set combines recordings previously issued individually on Alto into one bargain package, all of these recordings have been reviewed very favorably.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Abbey Road London (01/1990); Abbey Road Studios, London (01/1990); Leningrad (01/1990); Moscow Radio Concert Hall (01/1990); Philharmonie, Köln, Germany (01/1990); Studio 1 Moscow Radio (01/1990); Abbey Road London (04/1996/06/1996); Abbey Road Studios, London (04/1996/06/1996); Leningrad (04/1996/06/1996); Moscow Radio Concert Hall (04/1996/06/1996); Philharmonie, Köln, Germany (04/1996/06/1996); Studio 1 Moscow Radio (04/1996/06/1996); Abbey Road London (05/17/1974); Abbey Road Studios, London (05/17/1974); Leningrad (05/17/1974); Moscow Radio Concert Hall (05/17/1974); Philharmonie, Köln, Germany (05/17/1974); Studio 1 Moscow Radio (05/17/1974); Abbey Road London (1962); Abbey Road Studios, London (1962); Leningrad (1962); Moscow Radio Concert Hall (1962); Philharmonie, Köln, Germany (1962); Studio 1 Moscow Radio (1962); Abbey Road London (1982); Abbey Road Studios, London (1982); Leningrad (1982); Moscow Radio Concert Hall (1982); Philharmonie, Köln, Germany (1982); Studio 1 Moscow Radio (1982); Abbey Road London (1990/1991); Abbey Road Studios, London (1990/1991); Leningrad (1990/1991); Moscow Radio Concert Hall (1990/1991); Philharmonie, Köln, Germany (1990/1991); Studio 1 Moscow Radio (1990/1991).



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>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Symphony no 4 in C minor, Op. 43
  • Conductor: Rudolf Barshai
  • Ensemble: Leningrad Philharmonic
  • Notes: Composition written: 1935-36.
  • Running Time: 62 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1935-1936

>Shostakovich, Dmitri : The Gadfly
  • Conductor: Maxim Shostakovich
  • Ensemble: Moscow Philharmonic
  • Notes: Composition written: Soviet Union.
  • Running Time: 19 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

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

>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Symphony no 7 (as used in the film "Testimony")
  • Conductor: Konstantin Ivanov
  • Ensemble: WDR Symphony Orchestra Koln
  • Notes: Composition written: 1941.
  • Running Time: 71 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1941

>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Symphony no 8 in C minor, Op. 65
  • Conductor: Yevgeny Mravinsky
  • Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: Composition written: 1943.
  • Running Time: 60 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1943
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Symphony no 10 in E minor, Op. 93
  • Conductor: Maxim Shostakovich
  • Notes: Composition written: 1953.
  • Running Time: 58 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1953

>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Concerto for Violin no 2 in C sharp minor, Op. 129
  • Performer: David Oistrakh (Violin)
  • Conductor: Kirill Kondrashin
  • Notes: Composition written: 1967.
  • Running Time: 29 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1967

>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Symphony no 15 in A major, Op. 141
  • Conductor: Kirill Kondrashin
  • Running Time: 40 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1971