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Ravel & Shostakovich for strings

Scottish Ensemble

Ravel & Shostakovich for strings

BKD 215 (Linn Records)
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FLAC 16bit 44.1kHz 192.8MB $13.00

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1
Petite symphonie a cordes: Allegro moderato. Tres doux

Petite symphonie a cordes: Allegro moderato. Tres doux

Composer Maurice Ravel
Conductor Clio Gould
Arranger Rudolph Barshai
8:30 Play $3.40
2
Petite symphonie a cordes: Assez vif. Tres rythme

Petite symphonie a cordes: Assez vif. Tres rythme

Composer Maurice Ravel
Conductor Clio Gould
Arranger Rudolph Barshai
6:18 Play $3.40
3
Petite symphonie a cordes: Tres lent

Petite symphonie a cordes: Tres lent

Composer Maurice Ravel
Conductor Clio Gould
Arranger Rudolph Barshai
8:20 Play $3.40
4
Petite symphonie a cordes: Vif et agite

Petite symphonie a cordes: Vif et agite

Composer Maurice Ravel
Conductor Clio Gould
Arranger Rudolph Barshai
5:05 Play $3.40
5
Chamber Symphony, Op. 118a: Andante

Chamber Symphony, Op. 118a: Andante

Composer Dmitri Shostakovich
Conductor Clio Gould
Arranger Rudolph Barshai
5:06 Play $3.40
6
Chamber Symphony, Op. 118a: Allegretto furioso

Chamber Symphony, Op. 118a: Allegretto furioso

Composer Dmitri Shostakovich
Conductor Clio Gould
Arranger Rudolph Barshai
4:34 Play $1.70
7
Chamber Symphony, Op. 118a: Adagio

Chamber Symphony, Op. 118a: Adagio

Composer Dmitri Shostakovich
Conductor Clio Gould
Arranger Rudolph Barshai
6:24 Play $3.40
8
Chamber Symphony, Op. 118a: Allegro

Chamber Symphony, Op. 118a: Allegro

Composer Dmitri Shostakovich
Conductor Clio Gould
Arranger Rudolph Barshai
8:59 Play $3.40
Total Running Time 53 minutes Purchase all tracks 
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This is the world premiere recording of Rudolph Barshai's arrangements of Ravel and Shostakovich string quartets.

Originally released in 2003 Ravel & Shostakovich for strings has been re-issued as part of Linn's ECHO series which offers a second chance to enjoy the best of the label's award-winning catalogue.

Download includes - cover art, inlay, booklet

A rewarding musical experience…BBC Music Magazine

And magically atmospheric and intriguing it is, with every ounce of zest and colour in the original not merely captured, but given fresh (and effective) perspective.’ The Herald

Barshai's version of the Tenth offers both mystery and electrifying charm in equal measure.’ The Scotsman

It is an unqualified success.’ The Sunday Herald

The specially commissioned arrangements retain the nuances that make the original string quartets so special but also add a whole world of subtle sonorities. The Shostakovich quartet shows him in the prime of his creative life; Barshai's orchestration adds to the texture and depth of this piece. The Ravel String Quartet in F major is one of director Clio Gould's favourite pieces of music so she was delighted when Rudolf Barshai agreed to orchestrate this. Barshai, a student of Shostakovich and a founding member of the Borodin and Tchaikovsky Quartets has also completed arrangements of Shostakovich's four chamber symphonies.

View the booklet in full here.

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My Classical Notes
The individual players bring an energetic and passionate dynamic to every performance.
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The Gramophone
this excellently recorded disc is irresistable...
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Gramophone
Sensitive, beautifully played arrangements of pivotal 20th-century quartets.
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The Observer
Combining a thrilling intensity with flawless technique, this is string-playing as original as it is eloquent.
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McAlister Matheson Music
The Scottish Ensemble has done nothing better on record than this.
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BBC Music Magazine
4 Stars
'...thoroughly committed and convincing throughout...'
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The Scotsman
'This album offers both mystery and electrifying charm in equal measure.'
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Daily Telegraph
...an ear catching canvas of colours.
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The List
5 Stars
The Scottish Ensemble play both works with the polish and expressive power we expect from them.
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The Herald
5 Stars
'...a pungent and powerful performance by Gould's elite brigade.'
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Inverness Courier
played by a vibrant and sensitive young group...
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The Sunday Herald
5 Stars
'It is an unqualified success.'
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