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Stokowski Conducts Shostakovich / Philadelphia Orchestra, NBC Symphony Orchestra, et al

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> Symphony No. 7 in C major, Op. 60, "Leningrad" - I. Allegretto
> Symphony No. 7 in C major, Op. 60, "Leningrad" - II. Moderato (poco allegretto)
> Symphony No. 7 in C major, Op. 60, "Leningrad" - III. Adagio
> Symphony No. 7 in C major, Op. 60, "Leningrad" - IV. Allegro non troppo
> Symphony No. 6 in B minor, Op. 54 - I. Largo
> Symphony No. 6 in B minor, Op. 54 - II. Allegro
> Symphony No. 6 in B minor, Op. 54 - III. Presto

Album Summary

>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Symphony no 5 in D minor, Op. 47
>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Symphony no 6 in B minor, Op. 54
>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Symphony no 7 (as used in the film "Testimony")
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Notes & Reviews:

The recordings contained in this set of Shostakovich's Fifth, Sixth and Seventh Symphonies were all made soon after the first performances of each work, and have an authenticity as well as a musical immediacy that later recordings inevitably have lacked, good as they may be. These recordings stand as unique sound documents in the history of the interpretation of Shostakovich's music. In addition they testify to Stokowski's own personal style as an interpreter of this composer's works. The present restorations are state of the art, from the best possible sources.

2009 two CD release. The recordings contained in this set of Shostakovich's Fifth, Sixth and Seventh Symphonies were all made soon after the first performances of each work, and have an authenticity as well as a musical immediacy that later recordings inevitably have lacked, good as they may be. These recordings stand as unique sound documents in the history of the interpretation of Shostakovich's music. In addition they testify to Stokowski's own personal style as an interpreter of this composer's works. Shostakovich held Stokowski in high esteem as an exponent of his music.

BBC Music Magazine, December 2009
In Shostakovich, Stokowski cultivates an uncommon strain of seductive lyricism. Excitement in the Fifth and Sixth is limited by timid timpani playing, while in the Seventh the sound is constricted.



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Works Details

>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Symphony no 5 in D minor, Op. 47
  • Conductor: Leopold Stokowski
  • Running Time: 45 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1937

>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Symphony no 6 in B minor, Op. 54
  • Conductor: Leopold Stokowski
  • Notes: Academy of Music, Philadelphia (12/08/1940/12/20/1940)
  • Running Time: 32 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1939

>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Symphony no 7 (as used in the film "Testimony")
  • Conductor: Leopold Stokowski
  • Notes: Composition written: 1941.
  • Running Time: 72 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1941
  • Studio/Live: Live