Shop

Shostakovich Symphonies 4 and 11 (“The Year 1905”) Two-Disc Set (CD)

Boston Symphony Orchestra

$21.95

We are excited to offer this latest installment in Andris Nelsons and the BSO's complete Shostakovich symphony cycle on Deutsche Grammophon.

We are excited to offer this latest installment in Andris Nelsons and the BSO's complete Shostakovich symphony cycle on Deutsche Grammophon, a two-disc set, newly released this summer, pairing live performances of the composer's symphonies 4 and 11 ("The Year 1905"). Each of these works has a unique political backdrop: the premiere of the gargantuan Fourth was delayed a quarter-century due to Soviet authoritarianism, and the dramatic Eleventh was written to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Bolshevik Revolution. The previous releases by Maestro Nelsons and the BSO - symphonies 5, 8, 9, and 10 - won the 2016 and 2017 Grammy Awards for Best Orchestral Performance.

 

CD 1

Symphony No. 4 in C minor op. 43
c-moll · en ut mineur

1 - 1. Allegretto poco moderato - (14:56)
-     Presto  11:47

3 -  2. Moderato con moto (8:24)

4 - 3. Largo - (6:52)
5 -      Allegro (22:25)

 


CD 2

Symphony No. 11 in G minor "The Year 1905" op. 103

g-moll »Das Jahr 1905« · en sol mineur « L'Année 1905 »

1 -  1. The Palace Square · Der Palastplatz · La Place du Palais (17:15)
         Adagio

2 -  2. The Ninth of January · Der Neunte Januar · Le 9 janvier (18:46)
         Allegro - Adagio - Allegro - Adagio

3 -  3. Eternal Memory · Ewiges Andenken · Mémoire éternelle (12:28)
          Adagio

4 -  4. The Tocsin · Sturmgeläut · Le Tocsin (14:10)
           Allegro non troppo

 


BOSTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA • ANDRIS NELSONS

Recorded live at Symphony Hall, Boston, September-October 2017 (No. 11) and March-April 2018 (No. 4)