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Shostakovich: Symphonies Nos. 5 and 9

Russian National Orchestra, Yakov Kreizberg

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Symphony No. 5 in D Minor, Op. 47  
I. Moderato
Dmitry Shostakovich; Russian National Orchestra; Yakov Kreizberg
II. Allegretto
Dmitry Shostakovich; Russian National Orchestra; Yakov Kreizberg
III. Largo
Dmitry Shostakovich; Russian National Orchestra; Yakov Kreizberg
IV. Allegro non troppo
Dmitry Shostakovich; Russian National Orchestra; Yakov Kreizberg
Symphony No. 9 in E Flat Major, Op. 70  
I. Allegro
Dmitry Shostakovich; Russian National Orchestra; Yakov Kreizberg
II. Moderato
Dmitry Shostakovich; Russian National Orchestra; Yakov Kreizberg
III. Presto
Dmitry Shostakovich; Russian National Orchestra; Yakov Kreizberg
IV. Largo
Dmitry Shostakovich; Russian National Orchestra; Yakov Kreizberg
V. Allegretto - Allegro
Dmitry Shostakovich; Russian National Orchestra; Yakov Kreizberg
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    76:46
"Four Stars ... the fourth movement opens with gangbusters thrust and is delivered in a most exciting fashion, matching Bernstein’s super-emotional recording, in much-improved sonics ..."
- Audiophile Audition

"... The Russian National Orchestra crackles with energy throughout these symphonies ... the Fifth's opening melody is played with a loveliness that instantly grabs your attention ... (Kreizberg) generates plenty of voltage, especially in the Ninth, where this fabulous Russian orchestra comes up with a super-virtuoso response."
- Classic FM

" ... these are two of the most brilliant and insightful Shostakovich performances to come along in quite a while and that’s saying a lot ... certainly if you’re looking for this coupling, which is becoming a popular one, this is the disc to have ... even more special is the fact that the Ninth is every bit as good ... the RNO plays with 100 percent conviction, and PentaTone’s sonics are extremely natural and well-balanced ... do not miss this release."
- ClassicsToday.com

Part of a Shostakovich cycle from the Russian National Orchestra led by different conductors, this award-winning recording of two of the composer's essential symphonies is helmed by Yakov Kreizberg with concertmaster Alexei Bruni.
96 kHz / 24-bit PCM and 2.8224 MHz DSD – PentaTone Studio Masters

Recording venue: DZZ Studio 5, Moscow , April 2006.
Executive Producer: Job Maarse
Recording Producer: Job Maarse
Producers: Rick Walker & Sergei Markov
Balance Engineer: Erdo Groot
Recording Engineer: Roger de Schot
Editing: Henk Kooistra, Matthijs Ruiter

Recording facility: Polyhymnia International BV
Microphones: Neumann KM 130, DPA 4006 &DPA 4011 with Polyhymnia microphone buffer electronics.
Microphone pre-amps: Custom build by Polyhymnia International BV and outputs directly connected to Meitner DSD AD converter.
DSD recording, editing and mixing: Pyramix Virtual Studio by Merging Technologies
Monitored on B&W Nautilus loudspeakers.
Microphone, interconnect and loudspeaker cables by van den Hul.

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