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SHOSTAKOVICH: Symphonies Nos. 5 and 9

Composer(s):Shostakovich, Dmitry
Artist(s) Rahbari, Alexander, Conductor • Belgian Radio and Television Philharmonic Orchestra
Period(s) 20th Century
Genre Classical Music
Category Orchestral
Catalogue 8.550427
Label Naxos
Quality   320kbps


Review By Classics,

" close to a totally truthful musical realisation of this astoundingly original score as we are ever likely to get."

Review By Penguin Guide,January 2009

Both in the hushed intensity of the lyrical passages and in the vigour and bite of Shostakovich’s violent Allegros Rahbari’s reading is most convincing, with dramatic tensions finely controlled in a spontaneous-sounding way. In No.9 Rahbari opts for a controversially slow Moderato second movement but sustains it well, and the outer movements are deliciously witty in their pointing. The playing of all sections is first rate, and the sound is full and brilliant. An outstandingly generous coupling makes this a most attractive issue, even with no allowance made for the very low price.


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