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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 - Presto
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.
192 kHz / 24-bit, 96 kHz / 24-bit PCM and 5.6448 MHz, 2.8224 MHz DSD – 2xHD - Naxos Studio Masters

2xHD Mastering: René Laflamme 2xHD
Executive Producer: André Perry

This album was mastered using our 2xHD proprietary system. In order to achieve the most accurate reproduction of the original recording we tailor our process specifically for each project, using a selection from our pool of state-of-the-art audiophile components and connectors.The process begins with a transfer to analog from the original 24bits/96kHz resolution master, using cutting edge D/A converters. The analog signal is then sent through a hi-end tube pre-amplifier before being recorded directly in DXD using the dCS905 A/D and the dCS Vivaldi Clock. All connections used in the process are made of OCC silver cable.
DSD and 192kHz/24Bit versions are separately generated, directly from the analog signal.

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