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Shostakovich: Symphony No.9; Piano Trio No.2; String Quartet No.3 / Trio Oistrakh, Smetana Quartet, Czech PO, Zdene?k KoÜler

Album Summary

>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Symphony no 9 in E flat major, Op. 70
>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Trio for Piano and Strings no 2 in E minor, Op. 67
>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Quartet for Strings no 3 in F major, Op. 73
Conductors Ensembles Composer

Notes & Reviews:

In the spring of 1945, the intelligentsia in Russia and the rest of the world expected Shostakovich's Symphony No.9 to glorify Stalin's victory with a hymn worthy of Beethoven's. What emerged was a symphonic scherzo, more Rossini-like than majestic, except for the solemn brass call of the largo. Performed here by the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra led by Zdenek Košler, the symphony is paired with the Piano Trio in memory of his the composer's friend Ivan Sollertinsky, who had lost favor with the Kremlin, and the String Quartet No.3, his last diatribe against vice and violence.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Dvorák Hall, in the Rudolfinum (01/20/1961); Dvorák Hall, in the Rudolfinum (05/26/1961); Dvorák Hall, in the Rudolfinum (05/26/1967).



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Works Details

>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Symphony no 9 in E flat major, Op. 70
  • Conductor: Zdenek Kosler
  • Notes: Composition written: 1945.
  • Running Time: 24 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1945
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Trio for Piano and Strings no 2 in E minor, Op. 67
  • Ensemble: Igor Oistrakh Trio
  • Running Time: 22 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 1944
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Quartet for Strings no 3 in F major, Op. 73
  • Ensemble: Smetana Quartet
  • Notes: Composition written: 1946.
  • Running Time: 28 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1946
  • Studio/Live: Live