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Under Stalin's Shadow - Shostakovich: Symphonies Nos. 5, 8 & 9 / Andris Nelsons/Boston SO

Album Summary

>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Symphony no 9 in E flat major, Op. 70
>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Symphony no 5 in D minor, Op. 47
>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Suite from the Incidental Music to "Hamlet" Op. 32a
>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Symphony no 8 in C minor, Op. 65
Conductor Ensembles Composer

Notes & Reviews:

Following their Grammy win this year, conductor Andris Nelsons and the Boston Symphony Orchestra return with the next installment in their series of Shostakovich recordings. This all-new double-length album features the symphonies nos. 5, 8 and 9 as well as the Incidental Music to Hamlet. Of the inaugural release in this series, Classical Voice North America stated: "This is a Tenth Symphony performance as good as any in the catalog."

Sunday Times, 29th May 2016
The young Latvian conductor is as effective in projecting Shostakovich's sardonic black humour - the antimilitaristic episodes of the Eighth come across with terrifying irony - as he is in evoking his dark emotional inner world...Great performances from a conductor and orchestra at the top of their game.

Gramophone Magazine, August 2016
Nelsons is spry and precisioned and his insistence on super-keen rhythm pays off big-time...The Fifth Symphony is quite marvellous...and like the Tenth should dominate the catalogue for a long time to come...To say that it brings the house down is something of an understatement.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Boston, Symphony Hall (02/2016); Boston, Symphony Hall (03/2016); Boston, Symphony Hall (10/2015); Boston, Symphony Hall (11/2015).



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>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Symphony no 9 in E flat major, Op. 70
  • Conductor: Andris Nelsons
  • Ensemble: Boston Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: Composition written: 1945.
  • Running Time: 25 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1945
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Symphony no 5 in D minor, Op. 47
  • Conductor: Andris Nelsons
  • Running Time: 49 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1937
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Suite from the Incidental Music to "Hamlet" Op. 32a :: 1. Introduction and Night Patrol. Allegro non t
  • Conductor: Andris Nelsons
  • Running Time: 2 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1932
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Suite from the Incidental Music to "Hamlet" Op. 32a :: 2. Funeral March. Adagio
  • Conductor: Andris Nelsons
  • Running Time: 1 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1932
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Suite from the Incidental Music to "Hamlet" Op. 32a :: 3. Flourisch and Dance Music. Allegro - Allegre
  • Conductor: Andris Nelsons
  • Running Time: 2 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1932
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Suite from the Incidental Music to "Hamlet" Op. 32a :: 4. The Hunt. Allegro
  • Conductor: Andris Nelsons
  • Running Time: 1 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1932
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Suite from the Incidental Music to "Hamlet" Op. 32a :: 9. Ophelia's Song. Allegro - Meno mosso - Prest
  • Conductor: Andris Nelsons
  • Running Time: 1 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1932
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Suite from the Incidental Music to "Hamlet" Op. 32a :: 10. Cradle Song. Andantino
  • Conductor: Andris Nelsons
  • Running Time: 1 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1932
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Suite from the Incidental Music to "Hamlet" Op. 32a :: 11. Requiem. Adagio
  • Conductor: Andris Nelsons
  • Running Time: 2 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1932
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Symphony no 8 in C minor, Op. 65
  • Conductor: Andris Nelsons
  • Notes: Composition written: 1943.
  • Running Time: 65 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1943
  • Studio/Live: Live