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Shostakovich: Violin Concerto No.2 / Symphony No.15


Violin Concerto No.2 / Symphony No.15

David Oistrakh / Kiril Kondrashian / Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra

Catalogue Number: ALC-1062
Number of Discs: 1

The music of Dmitri Shostakovich is more popular than ever. His daring use of the symphonic form, often blunt and emptional musicality, and bold orchestration challenged the status quo of Soviet art and arguably conveyed the secret (and not-so-secret) horror of the “glorious Socialist workers’ paradise.” Two of Shostakovich’s foremost interpreters interpreters – the dynamic conductor Kiril Kondrashin and legendary violinist David Oistrakh – join forces to present Shastakovich’s late concerto masterpiece, and Kondrashin leads an orchestra that was arguably “his” in Shostakovich’s final, sardonic statement in the symphonic form. Two legendary recordings, together on on value-priced CD.

Dmitri Shostakovich: Violin Concerto No.2 in c-sharp minor, Op.129

    • 1 — I. Moderato12:43
    • 2 — II. Adagio8:52
    • 3 — III. Adagio–Allegro8:08

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

  • 4 — I. Allegretto7:07
  • 5 — II. Adagio–Largo–Adagio–Largo13:52
  • 6 — III. Allegretto4:15
  • 7 — IV: Adagio–Allegretto–Adagio–Allegretto15:12

Recorded 1967 (Concerto) and 1974
Licensed from A-Tempo Prague