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|1. Sym No.4 in c, Op.43: I. Allegretto Poco Moderato - Presto - (Tempo I)|
|2. Sym No.4 in c, Op.43: II. Moderato Con Moto|
|3. Sym No.4 in c, Op.43: III. Largo - Allegro|
|4. Russian Funeral: Andante Alla Marcia - Un Pochissimo Animando - Tempo Primo Piu Maestoso|
I can only imagine how I'd feel hearing all this live - maybe one day I will!
The "real" ending is harrowing, and even though Rattle's version is fast the loneliness of these last moments is no less moving.
He is painstakingly precise, and able to inject the music with truly strong emotion in just the right places.
Most music lovers who have had the privilege of hearing the Shostakovich Symphony No. 4 played in a concert hall can deny that despite the paucity of performances (this work... Read morePublished on December 13, 2011 by Grady Harp
"What passing bells for these who die as cattle?" The Russian - not Soviet - citizenry would have been asking themselves this very question as Uncle Joe decimated their ranks in... Read morePublished on September 28, 2011 by Bernard Michael O'Hanlon
This performance of Shostakovich's SYMPHONY NO. 4 just has to be the definitive one. All of the agony and anger that was built up inside this Russian master is unleashed in this... Read morePublished on November 24, 2010 by Robert Jager
My favorite version of this symphony is still Haitink's Decca version, an everyone should hear that version. Read morePublished on March 11, 2009 by Samuel Stephens