Shostakovich – Symphony No. 1, Other Short Works

Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg

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Original Recording Format: DSD 64

Dmitri Shostakovich was enrolled at Petrograd (St Petersburg) Conservatoire in the autumn of 1919, at the tender age of 13. His exceptionally early entry was permitted by Alexander Glazunov himself, the distinguished composer who was then the Conservatoire’s redoubtable director.

The young musician greatly impressed Glazunov, who decided that he could hold his own among older students. Undeterred by the hardships of the Civil War, which focused most minds on finding food and fuel for survival, Shostakovich applied himself industriously to composition under the very able Maximilian Steinberg, who had been a leading pupil (and the son-in-law) of Rimsky- Korsakov.

It was thus inevitable that the young Shostakovich would first absorb the long-established «Russian Style» of Rimsky-Korsakov and his fellow composers of the Mighty Handful.

Tracklist

1.
Symphony No. 1 in F minor, Op. 10 - Allegretto ? Allegro non troppo
08:47
2.
Symphony No. 1 in F minor, Op. 10 - Allegro ? Meno mosso ? Allegro ? Meno mosso
04:55
3.
Symphony No. 1 in F minor, Op. 10 - Lento ? Largo ? Lento
09:27
4.
Symphony No. 1 in F minor, Op. 10 - Allegro molto ? Lento
09:43
5.
Scherzo for orchestra in F-sharp minor, Op. 1
05:13
6.
Theme and Variations for orchestra, Op. 3
15:25
7.
Scherzo for orchestra in Eb major, Op. 7
03:56
8.
Five Fragments for orchestra, Op. 42
11:00

Total time: 01:08:26

Additional information

Label

SKU

PTC5186622

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Artists

Composers

Genres

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Editing Software

Pyramix

Mastering Engineer

Everett Porter

Conductors

Original Recording Format

Producer

Everett Porter

Recording Engineer

Everett Porter, Kees de Visser

Recording location

Philharmonie Luxembourg

Recording Software

Merging

Recording Type & Bit Rate

DSD64

Release Date April 21, 2017

Press reviews

MusicWeb International

“The real gem, is the Op. 7 Scherzo, which has its origins in an unfinished piano quintet. Dominated by an irrepressible piano part, it has a bounce and brio that left me wreathed in smiles. Now this is more like the quirky, mischievous composer we know from his later works. Gimeno and his players really seem to be enjoying themselves, and that shows in this easeful and stylish performance. But it’s the now enigmatic, now skein-like Five Fragments that catapults the listener into another world entirely. Given such beautifully nuanced playing and ear-pricking sound, I feel like a churl for panning the first part of this programme. Marina Frolova-Walker’s detailed liner-notes are a welcome bonus.”

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