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Symphonies - Released May 27, 2016 | Deutsche Grammophon Classics

Hi-Res Booklet Distinctions Diapason d'or - Gramophone Editor's Choice
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Symphonic Music - Released May 5, 2017 | Deutsche Grammophon Classics

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Full Operas - Released January 27, 2015 | RCO Live

Hi-Res Booklet Distinctions Gramophone Editor's Choice - 4 étoiles de Classica
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Classical - Released April 30, 2013 | BR-Klassik

Booklet Distinctions 5 de Diapason - La Clef RESMUSICA
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Symphonies - Released July 6, 2018 | Deutsche Grammophon (DG)

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Clocking in at over an hour for the Fourth, and almost an hour for the Eleventh or "1911", these are the two longest and fullest of Shostakovich's symphonies. What's remarkable is that the Fourth, finished in 1936, was only performed in 1961 – eleven years after the performance of the Eleventh in 1957! It was in 1936 that the poor composer felt a bullet whistle by him, following an infamous article in Pravda, dictated by Stalin: "Chaos in Place of Music", which torpedoed the opera Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk: the work was carefully locked away, only to be brought back out once the dictator was dead, buried and comprehensively decomposed. You can see where the composer was coming from! The tone of this Fourth hasn't the slightest hint of optimism, We hear dark Mahlerian accents, desperate flights and tortured harmonies: not exactly the music of a bright tomorrow. The Eleventh, structured according to a "political" programme, celebrating the revolutionaries of 1905 and the tragic events of Bloody Sunday – when the Russian army fired on a crowd, killing 96 according to official sources and several thousand according to others – with a much more optimistic tone, although we know what optimism means in the world of Shostakovich. The two symphonies were recorded at public concerts, in autumn 2017 and spring 2018 respectively by the Boston Symphony Orchestra and their conductor Andris Nelsons. © SM/Qobuz
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Symphonies - Released April 21, 2017 | BSO Classics

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Symphonies - Released July 31, 2015 | Deutsche Grammophon Classics

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Symphonic Music - Released November 2, 2015 | Orfeo

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Classical - Released February 16, 2018 | Deutsche Grammophon Classics

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Symphonic Music - Released April 6, 2018 | Deutsche Grammophon (DG)

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Andris Nelsons continues his complete collection of Bruckner's symphonies with the Leipzig Gewandhaus, where he is now the musical director. At the head of this fabulous orchestra with its golden sounds, the Latvian conductor throws himself into the era of such legendary recordings of Bruckner as those by Jochum, Böhm, Haitink and Wand. Orchestral perfection, plasticity of sonic masses, coherence across all the music stands, and incredible reserves of power make this new recording a real event. Andris Nelsons gave a perfect summary of Bruckner's music when he said that it "elevates the soul". Under his baton, the music of the great Austrian becomes a real spiritual experience, going beyond Catholic mysticism to reach a metaphysical plane, an opening onto a new level that opens up infinite vistas. The tempo is ample, the music wreathed in mystery, the nuances subtle, the structure carefully thought-out. The whole musical canvas is alive and swells with a style of singing which is at once intense, luminous, supple and beautiful: it intoxicates the audience, but without ever being overbearing. Bruckner's worship of his god Wagner is well-known, but it takes on a whole new dimension with the addition of a dose of Wagner to round off each symphony. Here, Siegfried's Funeral March taken from the Götterdämmerung makes a lot of sense when we realise that Bruckner had written the marvellous Adagio of his 7th as an homage to Wagner, who died while the symphony was being composed. © François Hudry/Qobuz
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Symphonic Music - Released November 2, 2015 | Orfeo

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Symphonic Poems - Released November 2, 2015 | Orfeo

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Symphonies - Released January 1, 2016 | Orfeo

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Symphonies - Released July 6, 2018 | Deutsche Grammophon Classics

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Classical - Released February 16, 2018 | Deutsche Grammophon Classics

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Symphonies - Released April 24, 2017 | BSO Classics

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Symphonic Music - Released November 2, 2015 | Orfeo

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Symphonies - Released November 2, 2015 | Orfeo

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Symphonies - Released November 2, 2015 | Orfeo

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Symphonies - Released April 24, 2017 | BSO Classics

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