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Shostakovich: Symphony 5; Gadfly Suite

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listen  1. Music from The Gadfly: OvertureLondon Sympony Orchestra; Maxim Shostakovich 3:10$0.89  Buy MP3 
listen  2. Music from The Gadfly: Folk Feast (National Holiday)London Sympony Orchestra; Maxim Shostakovich 2:31$0.89  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Music from The Gadfly: Barrel Organ WaltzLondon Sympony Orchestra; Maxim Shostakovich 2:10$0.89  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Music from The Gadfly: GalopLondon Sympony Orchestra; Maxim Shostakovich 1:44$0.89  Buy MP3 
listen  5. Music from The Gadfly: RomanceLondon Sympony Orchestra; Maxim Shostakovich 6:31$0.89  Buy MP3 
listen  6. Music from The Gadfly: FinaleLondon Sympony Orchestra; Maxim Shostakovich 3:48$0.89  Buy MP3 
listen  7. Symphony No.5 in D minor, Op.47: Moderato - Allegro non troppoLondon Sympony Orchestra; Maxim Shostakovich18:59Album Only
listen  8. Symphony No.5 in D minor, Op.47: AllegrettoLondon Sympony Orchestra; Maxim Shostakovich 5:20$0.89  Buy MP3 
listen  9. Symphony No.5 in D minor, Op.47: LargoLondon Sympony Orchestra; Maxim Shostakovich17:06Album Only
listen10. Symphony No.5 in D minor, Op.47: Allegro non trappo - AllegroLondon Sympony Orchestra; Maxim Shostakovich12:16Album Only

Product Details

  • Conductor: Maxim Shostakovich
  • Composer: Dmitri Shostakovich
  • Audio CD (February 9, 2010)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • ASIN: B0031P6XRU
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #66,196 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Robert S. Lai on February 13, 2014
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I bought this because I felt that there would be no better interpreter of Shostakovich's music than his own son. This is largely true. The music is lively, and memorable. The tunes are even hummable. Of course, the famous Romance is there also.

The reason for only 3 stars is that the recording quality is frankly disappointing. Is sounds so distant, as if the mikes were put at the back of the auditorium. The violin solo from the Romance, for example is almost inaudible. If you turn the volume up to hear it, the forte passages blast your ears off. There should have been a better balance during the recording. The poor recording quality makes this a very frustrating thing to listen to.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By TONY L. ENGLETON C.N.M.T. on February 4, 2014
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02-04-2014 I have a fair amout of Shostakovich, at least one recording of each Symphony, one of the , #15, omly on LP. But, this Gadfly scaore on a couple of CDs. Here is his son, Maxim, a good conductor, mainly of his father's music, leading the London Symphony in a 1990 Abbey Road sessions, containingf the film scaore, with six of the original dozen or so pieces. The Overture, only 3:09 long is dramatic and harfd ghitting. The other selecxtions vart from lyrical to dreamy, to clownish. The composer was a master at sarcasim, as we hear in his symphonies, particularly the Scherzo of #10, his best and in the charming and inven tive ballet suites. He could produce intensely romantic materiaL asnd deeply tragic music as well. Refer to both thw 2wnd Piano Concerto and the Symphony #11, to illustrated thewsae points. The 5th track on this Alto CD is the most popular piece. This Romance, for solo violin over a soft and murmerring orchestra has a simlicity one finds irresistable, as I always do. The 1955film, The "Gadfly, is based on the Irish woman's novel of the same name, written in 1897. It takes place in Italy in the 1840s and tells the tale of the revolutionary Arthur Burton, and his ad ventures in resisting the fascisst authorities in Italy, plus his lover Gemma and a priest friend. I do not knowanything else about the film or book. These 6 parts are a good slice of the entire score. This score is widely varied in mood and technique, some of it rather suprising. Son, maxim, does a splendid job with the harshest moments, and the LSO play with their usual finess and skill. It makes anexcellent filler. And learnewd it quickly and have enjoyed it ever since.Read more ›
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