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Andris Nelsons, Boston Symphony Orchestra - Shostakovich: Symphonies Nos. 1, 14 & 15, Chamber Symphony in C minor (2021)

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Andris Nelsons, Boston Symphony Orchestra - Shostakovich: Symphonies Nos. 1, 14 & 15, Chamber Symphony in C minor (2021)

Andris Nelsons, Boston Symphony Orchestra - Shostakovich: Symphonies Nos. 1, 14 & 15, Chamber Symphony in C minor (2021)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 671 Mb | Total time: 157:23 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # 4860546 | Recorded: 2018-2020

The newest addition to Andris Nelsons and the Boston Symphony Orchestra's award-winning survey of Shostakovich's orchestral works takes on symphonies from the opposite ends of the composer's life. Shostakovich's first symphony, composed when he was only 19, announced his presence to the world, while his 15th seemingly grapples with his impending mortality. The Symphony No. 1 in F minor, Op. 10, was written as a graduation piece for his composition class at the Leningrad Conservatory. The composer's youth and the influences of Stravinsky and Prokofiev are evident in the work, but there are plenty of allusions to his later style. Slightly on the slower side overall, the emotion and forward motion of the music is not lost. The Symphony No. 15 in A major, Op. 141, written a few years before the composer's death, though not programmatic, seems to present a look at the cycle of life. The youthful playfulness of the first movement, with its famous Rossini quotes, is matched by the somberness and mournfulness of the second movement. Shostakovich's Symphony No. 14 in G minor, Op. 135, an orchestral song cycle of sorts, again tackles the subject of death. Soprano Kristine Opolais and bass Alexander Tsymbalyuk do very well in conveying the emotional and dramatic subjects of the text. The soloists and Nelsons communicate well, and they deliver compelling performances, well-balanced against the orchestra. The final work on the album is Rudolf Barshai's Chamber Symphony arrangement of the String Quartet No. 8 in C minor, Op. 110, of 1960. The quartet was written while Shostakovich was visiting Dresden, which was still recovering from the ravages of World War II, and is dedicated to the victims of fascism. This is the most popular of Barshai's arrangements, owing principally to the popularity of the String Quartet No. 8, and it carries through many of the same dark moods found in the final two symphonies, making it a natural addition to those works. Nelsons' schooling and background knowledge of the Russian masters really comes through in these recordings and is coupled with the preciseness he has wrought in his time with the Boston Symphony. The orchestra is exceptionally clean and precise throughout, making it clear why this cycle has found so much success with critics and audiences. Deutsche Grammophon's engineers capture every detail superbly in these live recordings from Boston's Symphony Hall, and the clarity of the recording matches the exceptional performances.
–Keith Finke

Performer:
Kristine Opolais, soprano (CD2: 2-6, 10, 11)
Alexander Tsymbalyuk, bass (CD2: 1, 3, 6-9, 11)
Boston Symphony Orchestra
Andris Nelsons, conductor

Track List:
CD1:
Symphony No. 1 in F minor, Op. 10
01. I. Allegretto - Allegro non troppo
02. II. Allegro
03. III. Lento
04. IV. Lento - Allegro molto
Symphony No. 15 in A major, Op. 141
05. I. Allegretto
06. II. Adagio - Largo - Adagio - Largo
07. III. Allegretto
08. IV. Adagio - Allegretto - Adagio - Allegretto
CD2:
Symphony No. 14 in G minor, Op. 135
01. I. De Profundis
02. II. Malagueña
03. III. Loreley
04. IV. Le suicidé
05. V. Les attentives I
06. VI. Les attentives II
07. VII. A la santé
08. VIII. Réponse des Cosaques Zaporogues au Sultan de Constantinople
09. IX. O, Delvig, Delvig!
10. X. Der Tod des Dichters
11. XI. Schlussstück
Chamber Symphony in C minor, Op. 110a (arr. Rudolf Barshai)
12. I. Largo - attacca
13. II. Allegro molto - attacca
14. III. Allegretto - attacca
15. IV. Largo - attacca
16. V. Largo


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Andris Nelsons, Boston Symphony Orchestra - Shostakovich: Symphonies Nos. 1, 14 & 15, Chamber Symphony in C minor (2021)

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