Shostakovich - Symphonies Nos. 1 and 6 (2006)

Shostakovich

Russian National Orchestra

Vladimir Jurowski

In 2006, as it celebrates the 250th Birthday of Amadeus Mozart, the world seems to have forgotten that other world famous composers also celebrate important jubilees this year. One of these is the Russian composer Dmitry Shostakovich, born 100 years ago in St. Petersburg; a true musical anarchist who, at the age of 13, studied piano at the Petrograd Conservatory (under Leonid Nikolajew) and composition (under Maximilian Steinberg). For many years his creative artistic freedom was threatened and endangered by the soviet deskbound bureaucrats He fell under their calculating glare twice, once in 1936 and again in1948. The result was a remarkably ambiguous attitude of the composer. In the then current system he developed a sort of dual personality (although in reality Shostakovich never actually suffered under such a clinical problem). On the one hand the composer outwardly functioned and obeyed the socialist system but inwardly he undertook a personal emigration. He only confided this true attitude to his music. And because the party functionaries understood little from music, his choice was a good one.

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Russian National Orchestra

The Russian National Orchestra was founded in 1990 by pianist and conductor Mikhail Pletnev and is today recognized as one of the world’s top orchestras.  Maintaining an active international tour schedule, the RNO appears throughout Europe, Asia and the Americas, and is a frequent visitor to major festivals such as Edinburgh, Shanghai and the BBC Proms.  The orchestra presents its own RNO Grand Festival each September to open the Moscow season, and is founding orchestra of Festival del Sole, held every July in California’s Napa Valley.

RNO concerts are regularly aired on National Public Radio in the United States, the European Broadcasting Union, and Russia's Kultura channel.  The orchestra's critically acclaimed discography, launched with a 1991 CD cited as the best recording of Tchaikovsky’s Pathéthiquein history, now numbers more than 80 recordings, with conductors that include Founder and Music Director Mikhail Pletnev, Vladimir Jurowski, Kent Nagano, Vasily Petrenko and Carlo Ponti. 

Vladimir Jurowski

Born in Moscow as a son of conductor Mikhail Jurowski, Vladimir Jurowski completed the first part of his musical studies in his native town at the Music College of the Moscow Conservatory. In 1990 he moved with his family to Germany where he continued his studies at High Schools of Music in Dresden and in Berlin, studying conducting with Rolf Reuter and vocal coaching with Semion Skigin. In 1995 he made his international debut at the Wexford Festival, where he conducted Rimsky-Korsakov’s May Night. The same year saw his brilliant debut at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden in Nabucco.

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Shostakovich - Symphonies Nos. 1 and 6 (2006)

Shostakovich

Russian National Orchestra

Cables: van den Hul
Mastering Equipment: B&W Nautilus
Microphones: Neumann KM 130, B&K 4006,4011
Producer: Job Maarse
Recording Engineer: Erdo Groot, Roger de Schot
Recording location: DZZ Studio Moscow
Recording Software: Pyramix
Recording Type & Bit Rate: DSD64

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Symphony No. 1 in F minor Op. 10 - Allegretto-Allegro non troppo
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Symphony No. 1 in F minor Op. 10 - Allegro
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Symphony No. 1 in F minor Op. 10 - Lento-Largo
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Symphony No. 1 in F minor Op. 10 - Allegro molto-Largo-Piu mosso-Presto
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Symphony No. 6 in B minor Op. 54 - Largo
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Symphony No. 6 in B minor Op. 54 - Allegro
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Symphony No. 6 in B minor Op. 54 - Presto
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