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Shostakovich: Jazz Suites Nos. 1 and 2 - The Bolt (Ballet Suite) - Tahiti Trot (Tea for Two)

Russian State Symphony Orchestra, Dmitry Yablonsky

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"Yablonsky directs enjoyable, straightforward accounts of these works ... the inclusion of Shostakovich’s arrangement of Tea for Two is a real bonus."
- The Penguin Guide to Recorded Classical Music

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Bolt, Op. 27a (Ballet Suite No. 5)  
1
I. Overture
Dmitry Shostakovich; Russian State Symphony Orchestra; Dmitry Yablonsky
5:06
2
II. The Bureaucrat
Dmitry Shostakovich; Russian State Symphony Orchestra; Dmitry Yablonsky
2:42
3
III. The Dance of the Drayman
Dmitry Shostakovich; Dmitry Yablonsky; Russian State Symphony Orchestra
1:55
4
IV. Koselkov's Dance with friends
Dmitry Shostakovich; Russian State Symphony Orchestra; Dmitry Yablonsky
5:22
5
V. Intermezzo
Dmitry Shostakovich; Russian State Symphony Orchestra; Dmitry Yablonsky
3:42
6
VI. Dance of Colonial Woman Slave
Dmitry Shostakovich; Dmitry Yablonsky; Russian State Symphony Orchestra
3:42
7
VII. The Appeaser
Dmitry Shostakovich; Russian State Symphony Orchestra; Dmitry Yablonsky
3:10
8
VIII. General Dance and Apotheosis
Dmitry Shostakovich; Dmitry Yablonsky; Russian State Symphony Orchestra
3:26
Jazz Suite No. 2  
9
I. March
Dmitry Shostakovich; Dmitry Yablonsky; Russian State Symphony Orchestra
3:08
10
II. Lyric Waltz
Dmitry Shostakovich; Russian State Symphony Orchestra; Dmitry Yablonsky
2:09
11
III. Dance No. 1
Dmitry Shostakovich; Russian State Symphony Orchestra; Dmitry Yablonsky
3:04
12
IV. Waltz No. 1
Dmitry Shostakovich; Russian State Symphony Orchestra; Dmitry Yablonsky
2:48
13
V. Little Polka
Dmitry Shostakovich; Russian State Symphony Orchestra; Dmitry Yablonsky
1:51
14
VI. Waltz No. 2
Dmitry Shostakovich; Dmitry Yablonsky; Russian State Symphony Orchestra
3:14
15
VII. Dance No. 2
Dmitry Shostakovich; Russian State Symphony Orchestra; Dmitry Yablonsky
2:16
16
VIII. Finale
Dmitry Shostakovich; Russian State Symphony Orchestra; Dmitry Yablonsky
1:55
Jazz Suite No. 1  
17
I. Waltz
Dmitry Shostakovich; Dmitry Yablonsky; Russian State Symphony Orchestra
2:29
18
II. Polka
Dmitry Shostakovich; Dmitry Yablonsky; Russian State Symphony Orchestra
1:36
19
III. Foxtrot (Blues)
Dmitry Shostakovich; Dmitry Yablonsky; Russian State Symphony Orchestra
4:15
20
Tahiti Trot, Op. 16 (orchestral transcription of Youmans' Tea for Two)
Dmitry Shostakovich; Russian State Symphony Orchestra; Dmitry Yablonsky
4:10
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    62:00
"... contains a suite from the entertaining ballet The Bolt and an amusing arrangement of Tea for Two ... all are played with spirit aplenty by Yablonsky and the Russian State Symphony Orchestra ..."
- JazzTimes.com

"... another winner ... expect colourful winds and penetrating brass ... try the Weill-like Foxtrot from the Jazz Suite No. 1 and I dare say you'll be hooked: those trombone glissandos are nicely done, the Hawaiian guitar slyly insinuating."
- Gramophone

"Shostakovich did kick up his heels and have some fun occasionally and this delightful disc presents some sparkling examples of that. The Russian State Orchestra obviously delights in this stuff and plays it for all it’s worth ... sound is crystal clear and impactful ..."
- Audiophile Audition

All the works on this release will come as a surprise to those who know Shostakovich only as a concert composer in the Beethovenian tradition. Dmitry Yablonsky and the Russian State Symphony Orchestra show another side of the composer with the Jazz Suites and especially on Tea for Two. These musical divergences shouldn't be surprising: while the symphonies, string quartets and concertos represent the core of his achievement, Shostakovich had wide sympathies across the musical spectrum, hence his oft-repeated comment that he enjoyed all music from Bach to Offenbach.
44.1 kHz / 24-bit PCM – 2xHD Studio Masters

Recorded in October 2001 in the Moscow State Broadcasting and Recording House, Grand Studio 5
Producer: Lubov Doronina
Engineer: Aleksander Karasev
Editor: Pavel Lavrenenkov
Music Notes: Richard Whitehouse

2xHD Mastering: René Laflamme and Anne-Marie Sylvestre
2xHD Executive Producer: André Perry
Graphics: André Perry and Sylvie Labelle

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