Shostakovich Symphonies 4, 10

Russian National Orchestra

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The spirit of Gustav Mahler looms over the pages of Shostakovich’s turbulent, sprawling and enigmatic Symphony No. 4, a work so uncompromising that for many years he suppressed its performance, fearing public censure. Mixing bombast with banality, savagery with sarcasm, this baffling yet profound work is also one of his most startlingly original. It’s paired with his ever-popular Symphony No. 10, a brooding and lyrical masterpiece which is said to contain a musical portrait of JosephStalin in the impetuous second movement and in whose third and fourth movements Shostakovich artfully weaves a musical motif based on his own name which emerges resplendent in the spirited finale.  

 This triumphant release under the baton of Mikhail Pletnev is the latest in a series of recordings for PENTATONE by the Russian National Orchestra. Their Shostakovich cycle (also on PENTATONE) was widely acclaimed as “the most exciting cycle of the Shostakovich symphonies to be put down on disc, and easily the best recorded.” (SACD.net). The Symphony No. 7, conducted Paavo Järvi, won the Diapason d’Or de l’année 2015 and was nominated for a 2016 Grammy Award for Best Surround Sound recording.

Tracklist

1.
Shostakovich - Symphony No. 4 - Allegretto poco moderato
33:56
2.
Shostakovich - Symphony No. 4 - Moderato con moto
10:11
3.
Shostakovich - Symphony No. 4 - Largo
30:34
4.
Shostakovich - Symphony No. 10 - Moderato
24:24
5.
Shostakovich - Symphony No. 10 - Allegro
04:35
6.
Shostakovich - Symphony No. 10 - Allegretto
14:30
7.
Shostakovich - Symphony No. 10 - Andante
14:14

Total time: 02:12:24

Additional information

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SKU

PTC5186647

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Executive Producer

Renaud Loranger

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Original Recording Format

Producer

Erdo Groot

Recording Engineer

Jean-Marie Geijsen

Recording location

Philharmonia-2, Moscow, 9-16 February 2017

Recording Type & Bit Rate

DSD64

Release Date June 22, 2018

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