Shostakovich - Symphony No. 11 (2005)

Shostakovich

Russian National Orchestra

Mikhael Pletnev

Dmitry Shostakovich´s eleventh symphony in G minor op. 103 titled “The Year 1905” was composed in the years 1956 and 1957. In the article “ Reflecting on the course of my life” (published in Sovetskaja muzyka 9/1956) the composer wrote this about the work “At the moment I’m working on the eleventh symphony which will be finished this winter. The theme for the symphony is the Revolution of 1905. I feel personally very close to this period in the history of our country. It is one that is strongly echoed in workers songs. I don’t know if I’ll extensively quote them in the symphony but, of course, it will be closely related to the musical language of Russian revolutionary songs.
On the 9th of January 1905 troops, following the orders of Tsar Nicholas, fired on 100,000 unarmed demonstrating workers, women and children, killing thousands. Abroad this day became known as “Bloody Sunday”. There followed plundering and unrest. This fateful scenario colours the four movements of the symphony which carry the following programmatic titles: 1st Movement, Palace Square – 2nd Movement, January the 9th – 3rd Movement, In Memoriam – 4th Movement The Toscin.

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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. 

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Shostakovich - Symphony No. 11 (2005)

Shostakovich

Russian National Orchestra

Mastering Equipment: B&W Nautilus
Microphones: Neumann KM 130, DPA 4006,4011
Producer: Job Maarse
Recording Engineer: Jean Marie Geijsen, Matthijs Ruijter,Daan van Aalst
Recording location: Palais de Beaux Arts Brussels Live recording
Recording Software: Pyramix
Recording Type & Bit Rate: DSD64

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The Palace Square - Adagio
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The Ninth of January - Allegro
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In memoriam - Adagio
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The Tocsin - Allegro non troppo
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