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Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5

Benjamin Zander

Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5

...bold and revelatory
CKD 507 (Linn Records)
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1
Conductor's introductory remarks

Conductor's introductory remarks

Soloist Benjamin Zander
07:29 Play $0.00
2
Symphony No. 5 in D minor, Op. 47: I. Moderato. Allegro non troppo

Symphony No. 5 in D minor, Op. 47: I. Moderato. Allegro non troppo

Composer Dmitri Shostakovich
Conductor Benjamin Zander
Band Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra
17:20 Play $6.85
3
Symphony No. 5 in D minor, Op. 47: II. Allegretto

Symphony No. 5 in D minor, Op. 47: II. Allegretto

Composer Dmitri Shostakovich
Conductor Benjamin Zander
Band Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra
05:27 Play $3.40
4
Symphony No. 5 in D minor, Op. 47: III. Largo

Symphony No. 5 in D minor, Op. 47: III. Largo

Composer Dmitri Shostakovich
Conductor Benjamin Zander
Band Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra
14:31 Play $5.10
5
Symphony No. 5 in D minor, Op. 47: IV. Allegro non troppo

Symphony No. 5 in D minor, Op. 47: IV. Allegro non troppo

Composer Dmitri Shostakovich
Conductor Benjamin Zander
Band Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra
11:59 Play $5.10
Total Running Time 57 minutes Purchase all tracks 
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Benjamin Zander and the Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra present a bold and revelatory interpretation of Shostakovich's expansive Symphony No. 5. This recording includes a talk by the conductor on the work.

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Benjamin Zander

Benjamin Zander

Benjamin Zander is the conductor of The Boston Philharmonic Orchestra and a guest conductor around the world. With London's famed Philharmonia Orchestra, he is recording the complete cycle of Mahler symphonies.
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Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra

Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra

Now in its third season, the Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra has already established itself as a significant feature in the cultural and educational fabric of Boston and beyond.
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Zander drew a gripping account of the sometimes desolate Symphony No. 5... the conviction and rightness of the whole performance by BPYO could hold its own against that of any orchestra in the world.' Classical Scene

The levels of poise and technical accomplishment were striking from first to last, and each performer left a distinct impression of at least one aspect of his or her playing.' Boston Globe

 

The New York Times review of their Carnegie Hall debut noted that the members of BPYO ‘play with a maturity and cohesion well beyond their years' and described their performance of Shostakovich's Fifth as ‘a brilliantly played, fervently felt account, enriched with silken strings, robust brass and eloquent solos.'

This recording perfectly demonstrates why Zander is renowned for coaxing professional-quality work from amateurs and for wringing fresh insights from even the most familiar works. Zander is committed to delivering an authentic performance and takes particular care to stay true to the original tempo markings, which are often ignored even in notable recordings. Following Shostakovich's directions Zander changes the finale from being a joyful celebration into a scream of pain, a crying out against a relentless and inhuman force.

One of the most sought after speakers in the world Zander has also recorded a detailed and highly informative discussion which further enhances the understanding and enjoyment of the listener. (NB. Please note the discussion was recorded at CD quality so has been upsampled in order to be included with the Studio Master download option.)

View the booklet in full here

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