Dmitri Shostakovich – Symphony No. 7

Russian National Orchestra

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“I have heard more nonsense about the seventh and eighth symphonies than about any of my other work. Strange, how persistent these stupidities are. At times, I am amazed at how lazy people are when it comes to thinking. Everything that was written about this symphony during the first few days is still repeated unchanged to this day. Surely there has been enough time to think about it.” Evidently, Dmitri Shostakovich felt a strong urge, decades after composing his Symphony No. 7, to prompt listeners (and probably musicians as well) to think carefully about its true significance: for his seventh symphony was surrounded by more than enough ambiguity and unilateral propaganda.

Tracklist

1.
Symphony No. 7 - I. Allegretto
26:25
2.
Symphony No. 7 - II. Moderato (poco allegretto)
11:51
3.
Symphony No. 7 - III. Adagio
17:16
4.
Symphony No. 7 - IV. Allegro non troppo
17:25

Total time: 01:12:57

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PTC5186511

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Mastering Engineer

Erdo Groot

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Producer

Philip Traugott

Recording Engineer

Erdo Groot, Roger de Schot

Recording location

Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory

Release Date April 10, 2015

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MusicWeb International – Recording of the Month

Even more impressive is the superb recording, whose perspectives are as close to the concert-hall experience as I’ve heard in a very long time.

An unaffected, deeply humanising Seventh; quite possibly the best thing Paavo Järvi has ever done.

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