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Shostakovich: Ballet Suites no 1-4 / Yablonsky, Russian PO

Album Summary

>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Ballet Suite no 1, Op. 84b
>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Ballet Suite no 2, Op. 89b
>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Ballet Suite no 3, Op. 91d
>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Ballet Suite no 4, for orchestra (assembled by Atovmyan)
Performers Conductor Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

Although the symphonies, string quartets and concertos represent the core of his achievement, Shostakovich entered into the spirit of 'light music' with enjoyment and enthusiasm. The 'Ballet Suites' were originally intended as material for radio broadcasts and promotion through 'approved' Soviet outlets. These entertaining suites will come as a surprise to those who know Shostakovich only as a 'serious' composer.



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>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Ballet Suite no 1, Op. 84b
  • Conductor: Dmitry Yablonsky
  • Ensemble: Russian Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: Studio 5, Russian State TV Radio Company KULTURA, Moscow, Russia (05/26/2003-06/01/2003)
  • Running Time: 12 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Ballet

>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Ballet Suite no 2, Op. 89b
  • Performers: Oleg Tokathev (Trumpet); Dmitry Yablonsky (Cello)
  • Conductor: Dmitry Yablonsky
  • Ensemble: Russian Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: Studio 5, Russian State TV Radio Company KULTURA, Moscow, Russia (05/26/2003-06/01/2003)
  • Running Time: 19 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1949

>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Ballet Suite no 3, Op. 91d
  • Conductor: Dmitry Yablonsky
  • Ensemble: Russian Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: Studio 5, Russian State TV Radio Company KULTURA, Moscow, Russia (05/26/2003-06/01/2003)
  • Running Time: 14 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1952

>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Ballet Suite no 4, for orchestra (assembled by Atovmyan)
  • Conductor: Dmitry Yablonsky
  • Ensemble: Russian Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: Studio 5, Russian State TV Radio Company KULTURA, Moscow, Russia (05/26/2003-06/01/2003)
  • Running Time: 12 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern