Symphonies Nos. 6 & 7: Incidental Music - D. Shostakovich - Musik - DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON - 0028948367283 - 21/2-2019

Symphonies Nos. 6 & 7: Incidental Music

D. Shostakovich

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Symphonies Nos. 6 & 7: Incidental Music


Andris Nelsons and the Boston Symphony Orchestra are no strangers to success at the Grammys. They won the 2016 Best Orchestral Performance Award with the first release in Under Stalin's Shadow, featuring performances of Shostakovich's Tenth Symphony and music from his opera Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk, and repeated the achievement the following year with their album of the Fifth, Eighth and Ninth Symphonies, and the Suite from Hamlet.

Both symphonies on their latest release date from a time of war, as does the incidental music from King Lear also included here. Nelsons sets the tone for his new album, whose contents were recorded live in concerts at Boston's Symphony Hall in February, April and May 2017, with a deeply unsettling account of the Sixth Symphony's opening movement. He and his Boston musicians cultivate a sense of danger from the music's darkness, which only magnifies the subsequent irony of the second movement's triple-time dance and the edginess of the finale. Their interpretation of the Seventh Symphony mixes dignity and menace, nostalgia for a lost world of peace and rage at the mechanised slaughter of civilians.

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SINFONIEN 6 & 7

Media Music     CD   (Compact Disc)
Number of units × 2
Composer Sjostakovitj
Released 21/2-2019
EAN/UPC 0028948367283
Label DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON
Cat. no. 002894836728
Genre Classical
Dimensions 125 × 142 × 10 mm
Weight (estimated) 186 g
Conductor Andris Nelsons
Orchestra Boston Symphony Orchestra