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Shostakovich Symphonies 6 & 7 ("Leningrad"), Incidental Music to “King Lear”, “Festive Overture” NEW (CD)

Boston Symphony Orchestra

$21.95

Following upon their previous Grammy-winning releases on Deutsche Grammophon of Shostakovich’s symphonies 5, 8, 9, and 10, this new, two-disc “Under Stalin’s Shadow” set from Andris Nelsons and the Boston Symphony Orchestra pairs live performances of the SYMPHONY NO. 7, “LENINGRAD,” from 1941, representing the resistance of the Russian people to the Nazi siege of that city, and the rarely heard, multi-faceted SYMPHONY NO. 6, from 1939.

Filling out the set are the composer’s celebratory “Festive Overture,” Op. 96, and a suite from his incidental music to a 1940 Leningrad production of Shakespeare’s “King Lear.”

Special thanks to Lloyd Axelrod, M.D. for his support of the Boston Symphony Orchestra’s Shostakovich recording project.

CD 1

Symphony No. 6 in B minor op. 54

  1. Largo 19:39
  2. Allegro 6:24
  3. Presto 7:11

Suite from the Incidental Music to “King Lear” op. 58a

  1. Introduction and Ballad of Cordelia · Einleitung und Ballade der Cordelia 4:34
  2. Fanfare No. 1 0:21
  3. Return from the Hunt · Ru¨ckkehr von der Jagd 0:54
  4. Fanfare No. 4 0:13
  5. Approach of the Storm · Das Nahen des Sturmes 1:27
  6. Scene on the Steppe · Szene in der Steppe 2:01
  7. Fanfare No. 2 0:15
  8. The Blinding of Gloucester · Die Blendung Glosters 1:00
  9. The Military Camp · Das Kriegslager 1:38
  10. Fanfare No. 5 0:17
  11. March · Marsch 1:29
  1. “Festive Overture” op. 96 6:15

CD 2

Symphony No. 7 in C major “Leningrad” op. 60

  1. Allegretto 27:21
  2. Moderato (poco allegretto) 11:39
  3. Adagio 20:33
  4. Allegro non troppo 18:52 


BOSTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA • ANDRIS NELSONS

Recorded live at Symphony Hall, Boston, February 2017 (Symphony No. 7),
April–May 2017 (Symphony No. 6 and “Festive Overture”), and May 2017 (“King Lear”)