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Shostakovich: The Symphonies / Haitink, Concertgebouw, LPO

Album Summary

>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Symphony no 1 in F minor, Op. 10
>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Symphony no 3 in E flat major (The First of May), Op. 20
>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Symphony no 2 in B flat major (To October), Op. 14
>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Symphony no 10 in E minor, Op. 93
>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Symphony no 4 in C minor, Op. 43
>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Symphony no 5 in D minor, Op. 47
>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Symphony no 9 in E flat major, Op. 70
>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Symphony no 6 in B minor, Op. 54
>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Symphony no 12 in D minor, Op. 112 "To the Memory of Lenin - 1917"
>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 11 in G minor, Op. 103 "Year 1905"
>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Symphony no 13 in B flat minor, Op. 113 "Babi Yar"
>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Symphony no 14 for soprano, bass, strings & percussion, Op. 135
>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Poems (6) of Marina Tsvetayeva, for alto & piano, Op. 143 (orchestrated as Op 143a)
>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Symphony no 15 in A major, Op. 141
>Shostakovich, Dmitri : From Jewish Folk Poetry, song cycle for soloists & piano, Op. 79 (orchestrated as Op 79a)
Performers Conductor Ensembles Composer

Notes & Reviews:

"Haitink brings out an unexpected refinement in the symphonies, a rare transparency of texture. He's helped by a recording of Decca's finest quality, vividly remastered." -The Penguin Guide to Compact Discs



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>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Symphony no 1 in F minor, Op. 10
  • Conductor: Bernard Haitink
  • Ensemble: London Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Notes: Composition written: 1923-25.
  • Running Time: 31 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1923-1925

>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Symphony no 3 in E flat major (The First of May), Op. 20
  • Conductor: Bernard Haitink
  • Ensemble: London Philharmonic Choir
  • Notes: Composition written: 1929.
  • Running Time: 32 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1929

>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Symphony no 2 in B flat major (To October), Op. 14
  • Conductor: Bernard Haitink
  • Ensemble: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
  • Notes: Composition written: 1927.
  • Running Time: 21 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1927

>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Symphony no 10 in E minor, Op. 93
  • Conductor: Bernard Haitink
  • Ensemble: London Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Notes: Composition written: 1953.
  • Running Time: 54 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1953

>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Symphony no 4 in C minor, Op. 43
  • Conductor: Bernard Haitink
  • Ensemble: London Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Notes: Composition written: 1935-36.
  • Running Time: 67 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1935-1936

>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Symphony no 5 in D minor, Op. 47
  • Conductor: Bernard Haitink
  • Ensemble: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
  • Running Time: 49 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1937

>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Symphony no 9 in E flat major, Op. 70
  • Conductor: Bernard Haitink
  • Ensemble: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
  • Notes: Composition written: 1945.
  • Running Time: 25 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1945

>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Symphony no 6 in B minor, Op. 54
  • Conductor: Bernard Haitink
  • Ensemble: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
  • Notes: Composition written: 1939.
  • Running Time: 31 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1939

>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Symphony no 12 in D minor, Op. 112 "To the Memory of Lenin - 1917"
  • Conductor: Bernard Haitink
  • Ensemble: London Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Notes: Composition written: 1961.
  • Running Time: 42 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1961

>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Symphony no 7 (as used in the film "Testimony")
  • Conductor: Bernard Haitink
  • Ensemble: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
  • Notes: Composition written: 1941.
  • Running Time: 78 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1941

>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Symphony no 8 in C minor, Op. 65
  • Conductor: Bernard Haitink
  • Ensemble: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
  • Notes: Composition written: 1943.
  • Running Time: 61 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1943

>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Symphony no 11 in G minor, Op. 103 "Year 1905"
  • Conductor: Bernard Haitink
  • Ensemble: Royal Concertgebouw Men's Chorus
  • Notes: Composition written: 1957.
  • Running Time: 60 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1957

>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Symphony no 13 in B flat minor, Op. 113 "Babi Yar"
  • Performer: Marius Rintzler (Bass)
  • Conductor: Bernard Haitink
  • Ensemble: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
  • Running Time: 64 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1962

>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Symphony no 14 for soprano, bass, strings & percussion, Op. 135
  • Performers: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau; Julia Varády
  • Conductor: Bernard Haitink
  • Ensemble: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
  • Notes: Composition written: 1969.
  • Running Time: 47 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1969

>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Poems (6) of Marina Tsvetayeva, for alto & piano, Op. 143 (orchestrated as Op 143a)
  • Conductor: Bernard Haitink
  • Ensemble: London Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Notes: Composition written: 1973.
  • Running Time: 21 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1973

>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Symphony no 15 in A major, Op. 141
  • Conductor: Bernard Haitink
  • Ensemble: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
  • Running Time: 45 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1971

>Shostakovich, Dmitri : From Jewish Folk Poetry, song cycle for soloists & piano, Op. 79 (orchestrated as Op 79a)
  • Performers: Ryszard Karcykowski; Elisabeth Söderström (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Bernard Haitink
  • Ensemble: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
  • Notes: Composition written: 1948.
  • Running Time: 25 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1948