Shostakovich: Symphonies Nos. 1-15 (complete)

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Shostakovich: Symphonies Nos. 1-15 (complete)



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25th Sept 2015




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Shostakovich: Symphonies Nos. 1-15 (complete)

Alexander Vinogradov (bass) & Gal James (soprano)

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Huddersfield Choral Society, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Choir, Vasily Petrenko

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Vasily Petrenko was appointed principal conductor of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra in 2006 and in 2009 became Chief Conductor. He is also Chief Conductor of the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra. He was the Classical BRIT Awards Male Artist of the Year 2010 and 2012, and works regularly with many of the world’s finest orchestras, including the London Philharmonic, Philharmonia, Russian National, Netherlands Radio Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony, Czech Philharmonic, Vienna Symphony, Sydney Symphony, Israel Philharmonic, Los Angeles Philharmonic and San Francisco Symphony Orchestras, and the Rundfunk Sinfonieorchester Berlin. Recordings with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra include Tchaikovsky’s Manfred Symphony [Naxos 8570568] (2009 Classic FM/Gramophone Orchestral Recording of the Year) and other orchestral works, Elgar’s Symphony No. 1, Shostakovich’s complete symphonies, and Rachmaninov’s Symphonic Dances, Symphonies and complete Piano Concertos.

Each release of Vasily Petrenko’s cycle of Shostakovich’s symphonies with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra created a sensation between volume 1 in 2009 and the final installment in 2014.

The individual recordings remain a leading choice amongst collectors and critics, with for instance the Eighth Symphony (8572392) selected as top recommendation by BBC Radio 3’s ‘Building a Library’ programme in November 2013.

Our box set collections always do well, but this is guaranteed to be at the top of many a Christmas wish list.

There are numerous complete sets of Shostakovich’s remarkable symphonic achievement, but critical acclaim for these recordings has seen this particular set become a modern market leader.

Dmitri Shostakovich: Symphony No. 1 in F Minor, Op. 10

I. Allegretto - Allegro non troppo

II. Allegro

III. Lento

IV. Allegro molto

Dmitri Shostakovich: Symphony No. 3 in E-Flat Major, Op. 20 "First of May"

I. Allegretto

II. Piu mosso

III. Andante

IV. Allegro

V. Andante

VI. Moderato

Dmitri Shostakovich: Symphony No. 2 in B Major, Op. 14 "October"


Poco meno mosso

Meno mosso

Dmitri Shostakovich: Symphony No. 15 in A Major, Op. 141

I. Allegretto

II. Adagio

III. Allegretto

IV. Adagio

Dmitri Shostakovich: Symphony No. 4 in C Minor, Op. 43

I. Allegretto poco moderato - Presto

II. Moderato con moto

III. Largo - Allegro

Dmitri Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5 in D Minor, Op. 47

I. Moderato

II. Allegretto

III. Largo

IV. Allegro non troppo

Dmitri Shostakovich: Symphony No. 9 in E-Flat Major, Op. 70

I. Allegro

II. Moderato

III. Presto

IV. Largo

V. Allegretto

Dmitri Shostakovich: Symphony No. 6 in B Minor, Op. 54

I. Largo

II. Allegro

III. Presto

Dmitri Shostakovich: Symphony No. 12 in D Minor, Op. 112 "Year of 1917"

I. Revolutionary Petrograd

II. Razliv

III. Aurora

IV. The Dawn of Humanity

Dmitri Shostakovich: Symphony No. 7 in C Major, Op. 60 "Leningrad"

I. Allegretto

II. Moderato (poco allegretto)

III. Adagio

IV. Allegro non troppo

Dmitri Shostakovich: Symphony No. 8 in C Minor, Op. 65

I. Adagio - Allegro non troppo

II. Allegretto

III. Allegro non troppo

IV. Largo

V. Allegretto

Dmitri Shostakovich: Symphony No. 10 in E Minor, Op. 93

I. Moderato

II. Allegro

III. Allegretto

IV. Andante - Allegro

Dmitri Shostakovich: Symphony No. 11 in G Minor, Op. 103 "Year 1905"

I. The Palace Square

II. The 9th of January

III. Eternal Memory

IV. The Tocsin

Dmitri Shostakovich: Symphony No. 13 in B-Flat Minor, Op. 113 "Babi Yar"

I. Babi Yar: Adagio

II. Yumor (Humour): Allegretto

III. V Magazine (In the Store): Adagio

IV. Strachi (Fears): Largo

V. Kariera (A Career): Allegretto

Dmitri Shostakovich: Symphony No. 14, Op. 135

I. De profundis: Adagio

II. Malaguena: Allegretto

III. Lorelei: Allegro molto

IV. The Suicide: Adagio

V. On Watch: Allegretto

VI. Madam, look!: Allegretto

VII. At the Sante Prison: Adagio

VIII. The Zaporozhian Cossacks' Reply to the Sultan of Constantinople: Allegro

IX. O Delvig, Delvig!: Andante

X. The Death of the Poet: Largo

XI. Conclusion: Moderato

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