Mravinsky Conducts the Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra

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All Music Guide - Patsy Morita
This 2011 compilation covers 20 years of live recordings made by conductor Yevgeny Mravinsky and the then-named Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra for Erato. Mravinsky led that orchestra for nearly 50 years, from 1938 until his death. His last recording was that of Shostakovich's "Symphony No. 12," made in 1984, found on Disc 3 here. His interpretations of Shostakovich and Tchaikovsky were highly regarded, so it's not surprising that several of their symphonies are here. There are also symphonies by Mozart and Beethoven in this set; tone poems by Tchaikovsky and Mussorgsky; and orchestral excerpts from operas by Wagner, Glinka, and Glazunov. The final disc contains a rare ...
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All Music Guide - Patsy Morita
This 2011 compilation covers 20 years of live recordings made by conductor Yevgeny Mravinsky and the then-named Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra for Erato. Mravinsky led that orchestra for nearly 50 years, from 1938 until his death. His last recording was that of Shostakovich's "Symphony No. 12," made in 1984, found on Disc 3 here. His interpretations of Shostakovich and Tchaikovsky were highly regarded, so it's not surprising that several of their symphonies are here. There are also symphonies by Mozart and Beethoven in this set; tone poems by Tchaikovsky and Mussorgsky; and orchestral excerpts from operas by Wagner, Glinka, and Glazunov. The final disc contains a rare recording of a rehearsal led by Mravinsky, something few outsiders were ever allowed to witness. Even though he was an elder statesman of Russian music at the time of these recordings, there is still precision and energy in his interpretations.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/26/2011
  • Label: Erato
  • UPC: 825646989058
  • Catalog Number: 698905
  • Sales rank: 14,090

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1–4 Symphony No. 5 in D minor, Op. 47 - Dmitry Shostakovich & Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra (44:20)
Disc 2
  1. 1–4 Symphony No. 10 in E minor, Op. 93 - Dmitry Shostakovich & Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra (48:21)
Disc 3
  1. 1–4 Symphony No. 12 in D minor, Op. 112 (The Year 1917 - in Memory of Lenin) - Dmitry Shostakovich & Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra (38:30)
Disc 4
  1. 1–4 Symphony No. 5 in E minor, Op. 64 - Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky & Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra (42:49)
Disc 5
  1. 1–4 Symphony No. 6 in B minor ("Pathétique"), Op. 74 - Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky & Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra (44:53)
Disc 6
  1. 1 Francesca da Rimini, symphonic fantasy for orchestra in E minor, Op. 32 - Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky & Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra (24:12)
  2. 2 Khovanshchina, opera in 5 acts, edited by Rimsky-Korsakov: Act 1. Prelude: Dawn on the Moscow River - Modest Mussorgsky & Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra (5:26)
  3. 3 Ruslan and Lyudmila, opera in 5 acts, G. xiv: Overture - Mikhail Glinka & Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra (5:12)
  4. 4–13 Raymonda, suite from the ballet, Op. 57a - Alexander Glazunov & Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra (23:53)
Disc 7
  1. 1–4 Symphony No. 33 in B flat major, K. 319 - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra (23:09)
  2. 5–8 Symphony No. 39 in E flat major, K. 543 - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra (25:51)
Disc 8
  1. 1–4 Symphony No. 1 in C major, Op. 21 - Ludwig van Beethoven & Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra (27:21)
  2. 5–8 Symphony No. 3 in E flat major ("Eroica"), Op. 55 - Ludwig van Beethoven & Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra (45:51)
Disc 9
  1. 1–4 Symphony No. 5 in C minor ("Fate"), Op. 67 - Ludwig van Beethoven & Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra (30:42)
  2. 5–8 Symphony No. 7 in A major, Op. 92 - Ludwig van Beethoven & Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra (36:57)
Disc 10
  1. 1–5 Symphony No. 6 in F major ("Pastoral"), Op. 68 - Ludwig van Beethoven & Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra (39:56)
Disc 11
  1. 1 Die Götterdämmerung (Twilight of the Gods), opera, WWV 86d: Siegfried's Funeral March - Richard Wagner & Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra (7:49)
  2. 2 Tristan und Isolde, opera, WWV 90: Prelude and Liebestod - Richard Wagner & Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra (17:03)
  3. 3 Die Walküre (The Valkyrie), opera, WWV 86b: The Ride of the Valkyries - Richard Wagner & Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra (4:18)
  4. 4 Tannhäuser, opera, WWV 70: Overture - Richard Wagner & Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra (13:54)
  5. 5 Lohengrin, opera, WWV 75: Act 1. Prelude - Richard Wagner & Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra (8:09)
  6. 6 Lohengrin, opera, WWV 75: Act 3. Prelude - Richard Wagner & Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra (2:38)
Disc 12
  1. 1 Tannhäuser, opera, WWV 70: Overture (Rehearsal) - Richard Wagner & Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra (19:51)
  2. 2 Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, opera, WWV 96: Prélude (Rehearsal) - Richard Wagner & Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra (9:59)
  3. 3 Evgeny Mravinsky tells his stories about nature and talks about life - Spoken Word & Yevgeny Mravinsky (5:22)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Yevgeny Mravinsky Primary Artist
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