℗ 2016 Boston Symphony Orchestra, Inc. under exclusive license to Universal Music Classics, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.
Released May 27, 2016
Duration 2h 37m 35s
Record Label Deutsche Grammophon (DG)
Genre Classical
 

Shostakovich Under Stalin's Shadow: Symphonies Nos. 5, 8 & 9 - Suite From "Hamlet" (Live)

Boston Symphony Orchestra, Andris Nelsons

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Symphony No.9 In E Flat Major, Op.70  
1.1
1. Allegro (Live)
Dmitri Shostakovich; Boston Symphony Orchestra; Andris Nelsons
5:23
1.2
2. Moderato (Live)
Dmitri Shostakovich; Boston Symphony Orchestra; Andris Nelsons
8:08
1.3
3. Presto - attacca: (Live)
Dmitri Shostakovich; Boston Symphony Orchestra; Andris Nelsons
2:53
1.4
4. Largo - attacca: (Live)
Dmitri Shostakovich; Boston Symphony Orchestra; Andris Nelsons
3:34
1.5
5. Allegretto (Live)
Dmitri Shostakovich; Boston Symphony Orchestra; Andris Nelsons
6:43
Symphony No.5 In D Minor, Op.47  
1.6
1. Moderato (Live)
Dmitri Shostakovich; Boston Symphony Orchestra; Andris Nelsons
16:35
1.7
2. Allegretto (Live)
Dmitri Shostakovich; Boston Symphony Orchestra; Andris Nelsons
5:36
1.8
3. Largo (Live)
Dmitri Shostakovich; Boston Symphony Orchestra; Andris Nelsons
15:25
1.9
4. Allegro non troppo (Live)
Dmitri Shostakovich; Boston Symphony Orchestra; Andris Nelsons
12:26
Suite From Hamlet, Op.32a  
1.10
1. Introduction And Night Patrol (Live)
Dmitri Shostakovich; Boston Symphony Orchestra; Andris Nelsons
2:45
1.11
2. Funeral March (Live)
Dmitri Shostakovich; Boston Symphony Orchestra; Andris Nelsons
1:32
1.12
3. Flourish And Dance Music (Live)
Dmitri Shostakovich; Boston Symphony Orchestra; Andris Nelsons
2:22
1.13
4. The Hunt (Live)
Dmitri Shostakovich; Boston Symphony Orchestra; Andris Nelsons
1:58
1.14
9. Ophelia's Song (Live)
Dmitri Shostakovich; Boston Symphony Orchestra; Andris Nelsons
1:31
1.15
10. Cradle Song (Live)
Dmitri Shostakovich; Boston Symphony Orchestra; Andris Nelsons
1:24
1.16
11. Requiem (Live)
Dmitri Shostakovich; Boston Symphony Orchestra; Andris Nelsons
2:40
Symphony No.8 In C Minor, Op.65  
1.17
1. Adagio (Live)
Dmitri Shostakovich; Boston Symphony Orchestra; Andris Nelsons
26:44
1.18
2. Allegretto (Live)
Dmitri Shostakovich; Boston Symphony Orchestra; Andris Nelsons
6:32
1.19
3. Allegro non troppo (Live)
Dmitri Shostakovich; Boston Symphony Orchestra; Andris Nelsons
6:38
1.20
4. Largo (Live)
Dmitri Shostakovich; Boston Symphony Orchestra; Andris Nelsons
10:34
1.21
5. Allegretto (Live)
Dmitri Shostakovich; Boston Symphony Orchestra; Andris Nelsons
16:12
Digital Booklet
Grammy Award - Best Orchestral Performance, 2016 Grammy Award nomination - Best Engineered Album, Classical, 2016 "... a pretty good (Shostakovich) starter kit ... also includes an example of another Shostakovich specialty, writing for films and plays ... played with insight and panache ..." - NPR The Boston Symphony Orchestra and Andris Nelsons earned a Grammy Award in 2015 for their first volume in this Shostakovich series, entitled Shostakovich: Under Stalin’s Shadow. The five album set focuses on works composed during the period of Shostakovich’s difficult relationship with Stalin and the Soviet regime. This installment includes the popular, pre-war Fifth Symphony, the darkly compelling mid-war Eighth Symphony and the elusive, post-victory Symphony No. 9, plus excerpts from Shostakovich's incidental music for a farcical 1932 Moscow production of Hamlet. These performances were recorded in late 2015 and early 2016 at Boston's Symphony Hall, one of the world’s most renowned venues for acoustic excellence. "I could not live without the music of Shostakovich. I’m sure it has something to do with having grown up in the Soviet Union and my connection to the conducting tradition there in St. Petersburg, his hometown, where I studied. But also I feel close to Shostakovich as a person, since he was naively shy rather like myself. I can’t entirely explain why I have such an intimate relationship with his music, but I feel like I know him, in a mystical way." - Andris Nelsons
96 kHz / 24-bit PCM – DG Studio Masters

Recordings: Boston, Symphony Hall, 10/2015 (Symphony No. 9); 11/2015 (Symphony No. 5); 2/2016 (Suite from “Hamlet”); 3/2016 (Symphony No. 8) Executive producer: Sid McLauchlan Project manager: Anna-Lena Rodewald Producer and engineer: Shawn Murphy Recording engineer: Nick Squire Assistant engineers: Joel Watts, John Morin Editing: Nick Squire, Robert Wolff, Tim Martyn Production assistants: Silas Brown, Brian Losch Mastering engineer: Tim Martyn, Phoenix Audio Recordings made using Bowers & Wilkins speakers For the Boston Symphony Orchestra: Andris Nelsons, music director Mark Volpe, Anthony Fogg, Ray F. Wellbaum, Christopher W. Ruigomez, Marc Mandel Publisher: G. Schirmer, Inc. All rights reserved Booklet editor: Manuela Amadei Cover and artist photos © Marco Borggreve Portrait of Shostakovich © akg-images / Universal Images Group / Sovfoto Design: Fred Münzmaier
Track titlePeak (dB FS)RMS (dB FS)DR
Album average
Range of values
-3.21
-19.91 to -0.04
-27.46
-40.20 to -20.72
14
10 to 20
1
1. Allegro (Live)
-0.37-26.3717
2
2. Moderato (Live)
-10.44-32.6213
3
3. Presto - attacca: (Live)
-2.65-26.5315
4
4. Largo - attacca: (Live)
-6.37-29.9912
5
5. Allegretto (Live)
-0.32-26.3715
6
1. Moderato (Live)
-1.16-26.4016
7
2. Allegretto (Live)
-1.41-26.7116
8
3. Largo (Live)
-8.01-33.4714
9
4. Allegro non troppo (Live)
-0.21-22.7314
10
1. Introduction And Night Patrol (Live)
-0.09-26.9113
11
2. Funeral March (Live)
-2.38-21.1011
12
3. Flourish And Dance Music (Live)
-0.14-30.0410
13
4. The Hunt (Live)
-0.39-20.7214
14
9. Ophelia's Song (Live)
-5.91-30.0014
15
10. Cradle Song (Live)
-19.91-40.2011
16
11. Requiem (Live)
-6.17-26.9611
17
1. Adagio (Live)
-0.04-25.3416
18
2. Allegretto (Live)
-0.04-23.3213
19
3. Allegro non troppo (Live)
-1.29-25.1215
20
4. Largo (Live)
-0.08-30.1220
21
5. Allegretto (Live)
-0.04-25.5216

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