Shostakovich: Symphonies 1 & 3 (‘1st of May’)


Shostakovich: Symphonies 1 & 3 (‘1st of May’)

USSR Ministry of Culture
Symphony Orchestra
Gennadi Rozhdestvensky

Catalogue Number: ALC 1344
Number of Discs: 1
Date/Runtime: Time 66:55, stereo 1984/5
Barcode: 5055354413445


(Sym.1) “a good performance, with a strong feeling of chamber music to it and a remarkable attention to (occasionally exaggeration of) the quieter dynamic markings (Sym.3) “a much better recorded account of the Third Symphony, is brilliantly played and very vividly characterized . I was particularly struck by Rozhdestvensky’s use of solo instead of tutti strings in the slow section (with what justification I have no idea , but it is poignantly effective) and by his powerful dramatization of those huge orchestral recitatives that prepare for the choral finale: they are massively and balefully eloquent, qualities that rivals miss by taking them very fast.” (Gramophone)

    Symphony No. 1 in F minor, Op. 10
    [1] I. Allegro – Allegro non troppo
    [2] II. Allegro
    [3] III. Lento
    [4] IV. Lento – Allegro molto – Largo – Presto

    Symphony No. 3 in E flat major, Op. 20 ‘The First of May’
    (‘Pervomayskaya’) Words from original poem by S. Kirsanov
    [5] Allegretto – Allegro
    [6] Andante

Additional information

Weight 120 g
Dimensions 12.2 × 13.5 × 2 cm