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Shostakovich: Symphony No. 4

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Vasily Petrenko

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Symphony No. 4 in C Minor, Op. 43  
I. Allegretto poco moderato
Dmitry Shostakovich; Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra; Vasily Petrenko
II. Moderato con moto
Dmitry Shostakovich; Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra; Vasily Petrenko
III. Largo - Allegro
Dmitry Shostakovich; Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra; Vasily Petrenko
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    64:59
"Editor's Choice ... this terrific performance will leave you equally overwhelmed."
- Gramophone

"... a dazzling performance ... the recorded sound is superb and the orchestra are on top form throughout with transparent textures even in the most explosive moments. A must have performance to add to the other fine interpretations in this cycle."
- Audiophilia

"There are a lot of performances of this remarkable symphony but this one stands out as having a truly distinctive and persuasive point of view ... justifies purchasing yet another recording of what is becoming a relatively well known work ... extremely well recorded, naturally balanced and vividly present. Wonderful."
- ClassicsToday.com

Vassily Petrenko flawlessly guides the Liverpool Philharmonic through every twist, turn and climax in Shostakovich’s remarkable Symphony No. 4 on this critically acclaimed album, recorded in 2013. The composer’s characteristic pathos and intensity pervade the piece, drawing the listener into an inner world of Soviet-era turmoil. Audiophilia included this album on its list of the 15 Star Recordings of the year.
96 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Naxos Studio Masters

Recorded at Liverpool Philharmonic Hall, England, on 9th and 10th February, 2013
Producer and editor: Andrew Walton (K&A Productions Ltd.)
Engineer: Mike Clements
Publisher: Boosey & Hawkes Music Publishers, Ltd.
Booklet notes: Richard Whitehouse
Cover photograph: Shostakovich after the première of the Fourth Symphony at the Moscow Conservatory Bolshoi Hall, 30th December, 1961 (Pyotr Kondrashin) (courtesy of Nolda Broekstra)

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