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Shostakovich: Symphony No. 8; Scriabin: La Poème de l'Extase, Op. 54 / Yevgeny Mravinsky, Leningrad PO (live, 1961)

Album Summary

>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Symphony no 8 in C minor, Op. 65
>Scriabin, Alexander : Le Poème de l'extase (Poem of Ecstasy), symphony [No. 4] in C major, Op. 54
Conductor Ensembles Composers

Notes & Reviews:

Shostakovich's Symphony No.8 was written in the summer of 1943, and first performed in November of that year by the USSR Symphony Orchestra under Yevgeny Mravinsky, to whom the work is dedicated. Many scholars have ranked it among the composer's finest scores. Some also say Shostakovich intended the work as a "tragedy to triumph" symphony, in the tradition of Beethoven, Brahms and Mahler. This release in Praga's Reminiscences series of audiophile SACD remasterings features an historic live recording from 1961 featuring Mravinsky leading the Leningrad Philharmonic.



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Works Details

>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Symphony no 8 in C minor, Op. 65
  • Conductor: Yevgeny Mravinsky
  • Ensemble: Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Notes: Composition written: 1943.
  • Running Time: 58 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1943
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Scriabin, Alexander : Le Poème de l'extase (Poem of Ecstasy), symphony [No. 4] in C major, Op. 54
  • Conductor: Yevgeny Mravinsky
  • Running Time: 20 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1905-1908