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Dmitri Shostakovich: Symphony No. 7

Russian National Orchestra, Paavo Järvi

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Symphony No. 7 in C Major, Op. 60, "Leningrad"  
1
I. Allegretto
Dmitri Shostakovich; Russian National Orchestra; Paavo Järvi
26:17
2
II. Moderato (poco allegretto)
Dmitri Shostakovich; Russian National Orchestra; Paavo Järvi
11:45
3
III. Adagio
Dmitri Shostakovich; Russian National Orchestra; Paavo Järvi
17:16
4
IV. Allegro non troppo
Dmitri Shostakovich; Russian National Orchestra; Paavo Järvi
17:25
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    72:43
Shostakovich's Symphony No. 7 has always had an irresistible appeal, written as it was against the backdrop of World War II. This outstanding work displays its true dimensions on this recording thanks to the sophisticated and polished conductor Paavo Järvi leading the Russian National Orchestra, as he elevates the composition to an even higher level.

“Even before the war, hardly a family could be found in Leningrad that had not suffered a loss ... everyone had someone to mourn. But you had to cry softly, under your blanket. You could not let anyone see you: everyone was afraid of everyone else. We were crushed, suffocated by grief. It choked us all, including me. I had to turn it into music, I felt it was my duty and obligation. I had to write a requiem for all those who had died, for all those who had been tortured."
- Dmitri Shostakovich
96 kHz / 24-bit PCM and 2.8224 MHz DSD – PentaTone Studio Masters

Executive producer: Job Maarse
Recording producer: Philip Traugott
Balance engineer: Erdo Groot
Recording engineer: Roger P. de Schot
Editing, mixing and mastering engineer: Erdo Groot
Moscow Conservatory Assistant Engineers: Igor Solovyov & Anton Bushinskiy
Audio Recording & Postproduction: Polyhymnia International B.V.
RNO Head of Artists & Repertoire/
Production Coordinator Mikhail Fikhtengoltz
Liner notes: Franz Steiger
English translation: Fiona J. Stroker-Gale
Design: Joost de Boo
Product manager: Angelina Jambrekovic

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