Shostakovich Complete Symphonies – Legendary Russian Conductors

£32.99

Mravinsky
Rozhdestvensky
Gergiev
Kondrashin
Barshai
Jurowski
Ivanov

Catalogue Number:  ALC 3143
Number of Discs: 12 CD
Date/Runtime: 13 hours 35 minutes
Barcode: 5055354431432

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Reviews:
(5th):”However committed you are to any other interpretation, his demands to be heard.”(Gramophone);(6th/14th): BBC Music Magazine Disc of the Month Nov.2014
(8th): Mravinsky’s live recording of the Eighth of capital importance and demands to be heard: the Leningrad audience is struck dumb by it.” (Gramophone)
(10th): deeply moving. ….Maxim Shostakovich should be compared with Haitink for noble sobriety” (Gramophone)
(11th): “A superb performance with excellent sound makes this a benchmark recording and my top CD choice of the year. Shostakovich fans ignore this release at their peril !” (MusicWeb)
(13th): So it’s significant this is once again made available, especially in such a memorably intense performance.” (Gramophone)
(15th) “a superbly vivid Fifteenth, generally hard-driven à la Mravinsky but here far more convincingly poised” (Gramophone)

Disc 1 of ALC 3143 [66:55]
Symphony No.1 (Op.10); Symphony No.3 (Op.20) ‘First of May’
The USSR Ministry of Culture Symphony Orchestra
The Yurlov Russian Choir, Artistic Director: Stanislav Gusev
Chief Choir Master: Rosalia Pergudova
Gennadi Rozhdestvensky
 
Symphony No.1 in F minor, Op. 10 [33:23]
[1] Allegretto – Allegro non troppo 8:39
[2] Allegro 4:30
[3] Lento 10:17
[4] Lento – Allegro molto – Largo – Presto 9:55
Symphony No.3 in E flat major, Op.20 ‘First of May’[33:21]
(‘Pervomayskaya’) Words from original poem by S. Kirsanov
[5] Allegretto – Allegro 10:51
[6] Andante 13:43
[7] Largo 4:01
[8] Moderato: ‘V pérvoye, Pérvoye máya’ 4:44
 
Symphony 1 recorded Moscow 1985, Symphony 3 recorded Moscow 1984
Licensed from CDK Music © 1990 Gramzapis; 2002 CDK Music
 
Disc 2 of ALC 3143 [71:51]
 
Shostakovich: Symphonies Nos.2*, 12** Theme & Variations***
Mariinsky (Kirov) Orchestra, Mariinsky Chorus / Valéry Gergiev*
Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra / Yevgeni Mravinsky**
USSR Symphony Orchestra/ Gennadi Rozhdestvensky***
 
Shostakovich: Symphony No.2 in B major, Op.14 ‘To October’ [19:16]
[1] I. Largo – Crochet – Poco meno mosso – Allegro molto 7:19
[2] II. Crotchet – Meno mosso – Moderato 5:26
[3] III. Chorus – “To October” 6:30
 
[4] Theme & Variations in B flat major, Op.3 [15:16]
 
Symphony No.12 in D minor, Op.112 ‘The Year 1917’ [37:02]
[5] I. Revolutionary Petrograd: Moderate-Allegro
[6] II. Razliv : Adagio
[7] III.
[8] IV. Dawn Of Humanity: Allegro-Allegretto
 
2009 and 2010, Mariinsky Concert Hall, St Petersburg; Sung in Russian.(sym.2)
(Theme & Vars): Recorded in Studio 1 of the Moscow Radio, 1970) (
No.12): Recorded at the Grand Hall of the Leningrad Philharmonia 1962/3
 
Disc 3 of ALC 3143 [62:02]
 
Symphony No.4 in C minor
West German Radio Symphony Orchestra, Köln / Rudolf Barshai
 
Symphony No.4 in C minor, Op.43 [62:02] WDR logo see alc1169
[1] Allegretto poco moderato 27:12
[2] Moderato con moto 8:45
[3] Largo – Allegro 26:04
 
Recorded: April & June 1996, Philharmonie, Köln, Germany
Producer: Christoph Held; Engineer: Siegfried Spittler. Project Consultant: Terry Holmes.
 
Disc 4 of ALC 3143 [73:40]
 
Symphony 5 / Excerpts from The Gadfly Suite
London Symphony Orchestra / Maxim Shostakovich
 
Music from the Gadfly [19:47]
[1] Overture 3:10 [2] Folk Feast (National Holiday) 2:31
[3] Barrel Organ Waltz 2:10 [4] Galop 1:44
[5] Romance 6:31 [6] Finale 3:38
 
Symphony No.5 in D minor, Op.47 [53:43]
[7] Moderato – Allegro non troppo 18:59 [8] Allegretto 5:20
[9] Largo 17:06 [10] Allegro non troppo – Allegro 12:16
 
Recorded Abbey Road London 1990/1991, formerly Collins Classics 1108-2, 1206-2.
Licensed from Phoenix Music International Ltd
Disc 5 of ALC 3143 [77:54]
 
Symphony No.6 in B minor, Op.54; No.14 in G minor, Op.135
Sergei Leiferkus; Tatiania Monogorova
London Philharmonic Orchestra / Vladimir Jurowski
 
Symphony No. 6 in B minor, Op.54 [30:18]
[1] I. Largo 17:00
[2] II. Allegro 5:49
[3] III. Presto 7:19
 
Symphony No. 14 in G minor, Op.135 [47:35]
[4] I. De profundis 4:44
[5] II. Malaguena 2:40
[6] III. Lorelei 7:34
[7] IV. The Suicide 6:48
[8] V. On Watch 2:50
[9] VI. Madam, look! 2:02
[10] VII. In Prison 8:58
[11] VIII. The Zaporozhian Cossacks’ Reply to the Sultan 1:57
[12] IX. Oh Delvig, Delvig! 3:55
[13] X. The Death of a Poet 4:44
[14] XI. Epilogue (Alla marcia) 1:20
 
Recorded live at the Southbank Centre, Feb 2013 (6th) Feb 2006 (14th)
Licensed from and (c) London Philharmonic Orchestra Ltd
 
Disc 6 of ALC 3143 [71:23]
 
Symphony No.7 in C major, Opus 60 “LENINGRAD”
USSR State Symphony Orchestra / Konstantin Ivanov
 
[1] WAR, Allegretto 26:31
[2] MEMORIES, Moderato (poco allegretto) 10:36
[3] MY NATIVE FIELD, Adagio 15:14
[4] VICTORY, Allegro non troppo 19:00
 
Recorded 1962 Studio 1 Moscow Radio; Engineer: L. Dneprovskaya
Licensed from Moscow Radio/Philharmonic via A-Tempo/Aquarius, Prague
 
Disc 7 of ALC 3143 [61:13]
 
Symphony No.8 in C minor, Op.65
Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra / Yevgeny Mravinsky
 
Symphony No. 8
[1] I. Adagio 25:15
[2] II. Allegretto 6:21
[3] III. Allegro non troppo 6:25
[4] IV. Largo 9:51
[5] V. Allegretto 13:18
 
(recorded live 1982, Leningrad): licensed from Leningrad Philharmonic via A-Tempo,
Re-mastered after advice on correct pitch by Mark Roberts (DSCH journal.com)
Disc 8 of ALC 3143 [78:18]
 
Symphonies Nos.9 & Symphony No.15; Festive Overture; Scherzo Op.1
Mariinsky Orchestra (Kirov), Valery Gergiev *
Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra, Kirill Kondrashin **
USSR Symphony Orchestra, Gennady Rozhdestvensky ***
 
[1] Festive Overture, Op.96 *** 6:01
[2] Scherzo for Orchestra in F sharp minor, Op.1 *** 5:01
 
Symphony No.9 in E-flat major * [26:28]
[3] I. Allegro 5:27
[4] II. Moderato 7:13
[5] III. Presto 2:53
[6] IV. Largo 4:14
[7] V. Allegretto – Allegro 6:40
Top of Form
Bottom of Form
 
Symphony No.15 in A major, Op.141 (1971) ** [40:25]
[8] I. Allegretto 7:06
[9] II. Adagio – Largo – Adagio – Largo 13:52
[10] III. Allegretto 4:15
[11] IV. Adagio – Allegretto – Adagio – Allegretto 15:10
 
Symphony 15, recorded 17th May 1974 at Moscow Radio Concert Hall; Scherzo and
Festive Overture recorded 1983, Moscow – licensed from Moscow Radio via A-Tempo
Symphony 9 recorded Salle Pleyel, Paris 2015: Licensed from LSO Live Ltd
 
Disc 9 of ALC 3143 [59:22]
 
Symphony No.10 in E minor, Op.93
London Symphony Orchestra / Maxim Shostakovich
 
[1] I. Moderato 27:19
[2] II. Scherzo: Allegro 4:32
[3] III. Allegretto – Largo 13:44
[4] IV. Andante – Allegro 13:45
 
Producer for Collins Classics: James Mallinson; Engineer: Simon Rhodes
Venue: Abbey Road Studios, London, Date: January 1990
Licensed via Phoenix International Ltd
 
 
Disc 10 of ALC 3143 [72:33]
 
Shostakovich: Symphony No.11 in G minor, Op.103
‘The Year 1905’
London Symphony Orchestra / Mstislav Rostropovich
 
[1] I. Palace Square: Adagio 20:18
[2] II. 9th January: Allegro 21:40
[3] III. In memoriam: Adagio 13:15
[4] IV. Tocsin: Allegro non troppo 17:19
 
James Mallinson – producer; Tony Faulkner –engineer Recorded March 2002,
Barbican, London for issue LSO 0535. Licensed from LSO Live Ltd
Disc 11 of ALC 3143 [69:05]
 
Incidental Music for King Lear, Op. 58a [13:11]
St. Petersburg Chamber Orchestra Conductor – Edward Serov
Mezzo-soprano – Nina Romanova*
[1] Return from the Hunt 0:52
[2] At the Hut 2:04
[3] In Regan’s Castle 1:16
[4] The Camp 1:23
[5] March 1:36
[6] Trumpets 1:21
[7] Cordelia’s Ballad* 4:37
 
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 13 ‘Babi Yar’ [55:43]
for Bass, Chorus and Orchestra, Op. 113
Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra; Yurlov Russian Choir
Bass – Vitaly Gromadsky Conductor – Kirill Kondrashin
 
[8] Babi Yar 14:55
[9] Humour 7:49
[10] In the Shop 10:58
[11] Terror 10:23
[12] Quarry 11:36
 
Symphony 13: originally issued Russian Disc, Prague (RDCD 11191); recorded 1962
King Lear recorded 1984 Melodiya Moscow, (c) Northern Flowers
Disc 12 of ALC 3143 [50:24]
 
Bonus disc of the 10th Live legendary World Premiere, 1954
 
Symphony No.10 in E minor, Op.93
Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra / Yevgeny Mravinsky
 
[1] I. Moderato 23:00
[2] II. Scherzo: Allegro 4:00
[3] III. Allegretto – Largo 11:50
[4] IV. Andante – Allegro 11:33
 
“this recording has been notorious, both for the unrestrained excitement
of the performance and the near-catastrophic live recording quality with
Soviet technology and winter coughs combined.
Now re-mastered again successfully!”
 
ALL Re-mastered by Paul Arden-Taylor (www.dinmorerecords.co.uk)

Additional information

Weight 469 g
Dimensions 12.2 × 13.5 × 6 cm