Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5; Symphony No. 9

Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5; Symphony No. 9

by Bernard Haitink
     
 
Leonard Bernstein's ferocious 1959 recording of Shostakovich's Fifth Symphony has been justly hailed as a classic, but Bernard Haitink's more sober account should not be overlooked. Haitink patiently builds each climax, respecting the symphony's structural clarity while forging an interpretation of true

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Leonard Bernstein's ferocious 1959 recording of Shostakovich's Fifth Symphony has been justly hailed as a classic, but Bernard Haitink's more sober account should not be overlooked. Haitink patiently builds each climax, respecting the symphony's structural clarity while forging an interpretation of true cumulative power. Amsterdam's Concertgebouw Orchestra plays superbly, particularly in the dark recesses of the slow movement. For this mid-priced reissue, Decca has added in Haitink's sharply pointed performance with the London Philharmonic of the composer's Ninth Symphony.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/18/2000
Label:
Decca
UPC:
0028942506626
catalogNumber:
425066
Rank:
30472

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Tracks

  1. Symphony No. 5 in D Minor, Op. 47  - Dmitry Shostakovich  -  Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam  - Bernard Haitink  - Paul Rollo
  2. Symphony No. 9 in E flat major, Op. 70  - Dmitry Shostakovich  - Bernard Haitink  -  London Philharmonic Orchestra  - Paul Rollo

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