Dmitri shostakovich, leonard bernstein, new york philharmonic. Boston symphony orchestra, shostakovich symphonies nos. The second, on teldec, is perhaps the finest, a touch more urgent in the outer movements than this newcomer, with the national symphony of washington, dc in better form, but the differences. He approached the music as a great mahlerian, creating indelible interpretations which breathe a very different air than those of his russian contemporaries. Originally issued in 1953 as columbia mono lp ml 4739. Stream adfree with amazon music unlimited on mobile, desktop, and tablet. Leonard bernstein and the new york philharmonic made their historic recording of shostakovichs symphony no. Best recording of shostakovich 5 hey all, ive been searching out a recording of shostakovich 5 to buy. Bernstein s approach, in a recording made just after the nypos 1959 tour of the ussr, remains controversial, yet its utterly charismatic and shostakovich is said to have enjoyed it. Leonard bernstein, eugene ormandy, new york philharmonic, philadelphia orcestra, yoyo ma shostakovich.
Shostakovich, leonard bernstein, new york philharmonic. Myungwhun chung conducts the cso in shostakovichs symphony no. It predates the wealth of modern commentary on the works ironies and satire. Its an excellent performance, similar to bernstein s first reading, but a bit broader on the. This was a dangerous situation for the composer, and it seems somehow poetic that he was to redeem himself with music instead of words. The program concludes with shostakovich s tremendous symphony no. He takes the material of the violins, and material of the brass, and he immediately makes that into a whole section on its own. I have listened to maxim shostakovich conducting the lso and bernstein s recording too, but i have heard that mravinskys live recording is the way to go. Largo the state symphony orchestra of the ussr conductor. The brief scherzolike allegretto shows shostakovich s increasing interest at the time in the music of mahler, in this case the fourth symphony, which also includes a grotesque violin solo. Classicsonline dmitri shostakovich 19061975 festive overture in a major, op. The program concludes with shostakovichs tremendous symphony no. Download sheetmusic sheet music downloaded directly to your computer printer.
Bernstein, chick corea, and shostakovich new york philharmonic. Used with london symphony, vienna philharmonic and boston symphony. Leonard bernstein conductor new york philharmonic 1960 regis rrc77. Then, violinist vadim gluzman performs one of bernsteins most lyrical orchestral works, his serenade.
The same expressive intensity characterises shostakovich s fifth symphony, which dates from the same time, but from a completely different. Buy new york philharmonics album titled shostakovich. Shostakovich s ninth symphony was expected to glorify the victory of stalin and the ussr over the nazis, but it didnt turn out that way. Notes for stalin is a new symphonic play by writer and director didi balle, the baltimore symphony orchestras very own playwrightinresidence.
Shostakovichs ninth symphony was expected to glorify the victory of stalin and the ussr over the nazis, but it. Shostakovich senior had heard bernstein s performance and said he like the tempo of the finale. David geffen hall 10 lincoln center plaza new york, ny 100236970. And if you can get hold of it, lookout for yevgeny mravinskys leningrad.
Experience the exuberant spirit of bernstein s music with his divertimento, a lighthearted and joyful work inspired by the composers youth. Licensed to youtube by naxosofamerica on behalf of west hill radio archives, and 2 music rights societies. Artist leonard bernstein, new york philharmonic orchestra. The sf symphony performs shostakovichs symphony no. Principal trombone joseph alessi is the soloist in the world premiere of a new.
The musical character of the sixth symphony will differ from the mood and emotional tone of the fifth symphony, in which moments of tragedy and tension were characteristic. The orchestra gives numerous concerts around the world each year, plus more performances in london than any other orchestra. Feb 17, 2011 shostakovich wrote metronome markings into his score, and bernstein occasionally goes about twice as fast. Then, violinist vadim gluzman performs one of bernstein s most lyrical orchestral works, his serenade. Thats exactly what happened when, in 1936, stalins authorities decreed shostakovich s music for the opera, lady macbeth of mtsensk, to be inappropriate. Seymour lipkin piano, new york philharmonic, leonard bernstein. Experience the exuberant spirit of bernsteins music with his divertimento, a lighthearted and joyful work inspired by the composers youth. Leonard bernstein s interpretation of shostakovich s symphony no.
Boulez, bernstein and mitropoulos conduct berg and janacek. Shostakovich, leonard bernstein, new york philharmonic shostakovich. Dmitri shostakovich, leonard bernstein, new york philharmonic orchestra shostakovich. Like tolstoy, shostakovich believed that music was a stenography of feelings, a force capable of expressing overwhelming, sombre drama and euphoria, sorrow and ecstasy, burning wrath and chilling fury, melancholy and rousing merriment and not only all these emotions but also their subtlest nuances and the transitions in between which words. His opera lady macbeth of mtsensk had achieved a tremendous success following its premiere in 1934, until it suddenly came under attack from stalins cultural police. Bernstein performances are known for extra bombast.
I usually dont care much for metronome markings, but in the case of this symphony theyre very useful to follow. Its an excellent performance, similar to bernsteins first reading, but a bit broader on the whole, and better or at least more closely recorded. This is rostropovichs third recording of the fifth symphony, and all of them are very similar in conception. I just heard the 5th, with the new york philharmonic conducted by bernstein, and the piece just smoked and sizzled and cooked up a storm. Leonard bernstein and the new york philharmonic made. The premiere was a huge success and received an ovation that lasted well over half an hour. This live recording is very close in spirit and execution to bernstein s famous 1959 shostakovich 5 th with the new york philharmonic, a performance that has been, at least for me and many others from older generations, a benchmark recording in this sometimes problematic symphony. In my latest symphony, music of a contemplative and. Boston symphony orchestra, shostakovich symphonies. Its first performance was on november 21, 1937, in leningrad by the leningrad philharmonic orchestra under yevgeny mravinsky. Bernstein was a passionate advocate for shostakovich s music at a time when he was deeply unfashionable among the western avantgarde.
This is leonard bernsteins later version of shostakovichs fifth, captured live while the new york philharmonic was on tour in tokyo. New collected works of dmitri shostakovich volume 9. Leonard bernstein and the new york philharmonic shostakovitch leonard bernstein and the new york philharmonic shostakovitch symphony no. Still, shostakovich undeniably made beautiful music, including 15 symphonies, an equal number of string quartets, large quantities of film music, and 2 operas which he held dear for his entire life. Discover more music, concerts, videos, and pictures with the largest catalogue online at. Shostakovich leonard bernstein, new york philharmonic shostakovich leonard bernstein, new york philharmonic symphony no.
Shostakovich symphony no 5 in d minor op 47 kirill. In 1944, at the age of just 25, leonard bernstein conducted the first performance of his first symphony, a work based on the old testament lamentations of the prophet jeremiah and which demonstrates astonishing musical and intellectual maturity. The deeply emotional movements at times joyful and morose capture our imagination. Colin davis had previously held the position since 1995 and from 2007 became the lsos first president since leonard bernstein. I cannot understand why there are not more recordings of shostakovichs fifth symphony. He was referring to bernsteins famous 1959 recording of the fifth symphony with the new york philharmonic in which bernstein doubled the. Shostakovichs ninth symphony was expected to glorify the victory of stalin and the ussr over the nazis, but it didnt turn out that way. And it becomes a very dramatic moment leading to the first big climax of the slow movement. Dimitri mitropoulos 18961960 conducting the philharmonic symphony orchestra of new york the new york philharmonic. The pittsburgh symphony also has an illustrious history in the areas of recordings and radio concerts dating back to the 1930s. The largo, the movement that so moved audiences at the first performances, projects.
Both display bernstein s extrovert approach to this repertoire with great effect. Sinfonie hrsinfonieorchester david afkham duration. If only maxim shostakovich s 1972 recording with the ussr symphony orchestra had been released on cd it never has been, astoundingly, as this wold be the obvious first choice. Gustavo dudamel conducts bernstein and shostakovich.
This is leonard bernstein s later version of shostakovich s fifth, captured live while the new york philharmonic was on tour in tokyo. Jaap van zweden leads this musical poke in the tyrants eye, as well as bernstein s gritty on the waterfront suite. Although some audiences heard condemnation of the government through. Regis presents bernstein s celebrated 1960 recording of shostakovich s fifth symphony at super budget price and the conductor directs the nypo from the keyboard in shostakovich s second piano concerto. Jaap van zweden leads this musical poke in the tyrants eye, as well as bernsteins gritty on the waterfront suite. I will continue to enjoy shostakovich and bernstein for many years to come.466 530 1620 815 744 1020 1383 1377 1124 540 254 303 1639 1624 1538 901 47 685 1404 1231 1348 877 212 191 579 1526 1142 1417 1499 460 1193 442 941 423 1123