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0253-0 CD

Dmitri Shostakovich

Symphony no. 9 op. 70
Symphony no. 5 op. 47
Concerto Budapest, Andràs Keller
Inspiring Tube Sound

EAN/barcode: 4009850025306

Pictures while listening to symphony no. 9: A joyful, almost boisterous opening movement. A dreamy, contemplative second followed by a sparkling presto. And then this short fourth movement, the helpless lament of a lonely bassoon, still showing signs of vitality against the stark, unbending, unison brass. A small, tormented individual under brutal state power. Nevertheless, still it laments. The dictator repeats his demand. But the bassoon does not totally lose heart. It starts the last movement with a shy, slightly mischievous dance that becomes gradually more light-hearted. Somewhere along the line, the timpani and horns give the signal to rise up, initially very softly. This is the announcement to the dictator: watch out, Stalin, this is it, now I'll make you think with pen and ink! The furious ascent peaks with a grotesque triumphal march that sounds like liberated laughter. The powerless one makes fun of the all-powerful – and then whistles in his face! Looking back, the question arises: who is the one lying as heavy as cold sheet metal in an eternal bottomless pit and who is the one who remains laughing in history? Judging by the music, by the 9th symphony Shostakovich had put the worst of times behind him. Quite different from in the 5th, but that's another story. Another story, by the way, that you can also find in this cinema.

Is that just my idea? Or does it come from the fact that the Concerto Budapest and András Keller tell the story in such a straightforward manner? It almost seems as if there are people playing here who are marked by the aftermath of those times.

Tracks

Nr.
No.
Werk - Satz
Composition - movement
Oeuvre - mouvement
Komponist
Composer
Compositeur
Künstler
Artist
Interprète
Dauer
Duration
Durée
1Symphony no. 9 op. 70AllegroDimitri Schostakowitsch (1906 - 1975)
Concerto Budapest
András Keller
5:22
2 ModeratoDimitri Schostakowitsch (1906 - 1975)
Concerto Budapest
András Keller
7:03
3 PrestoDimitri Schostakowitsch (1906 - 1975)
Concerto Budapest
András Keller
3:00
4 LargoDimitri Schostakowitsch (1906 - 1975)
Concerto Budapest
András Keller
3:17
5 AllegrettoDimitri Schostakowitsch (1906 - 1975)
Concerto Budapest
András Keller
6:05
6Symphony no. 5 op. 47ModeratoDimitri Schostakowitsch (1906 - 1975)
Concerto Budapest
András Keller
13:44
7 AllegrettoDimitri Schostakowitsch (1906 - 1975)
Concerto Budapest
András Keller
5:05
8 LargoDimitri Schostakowitsch (1906 - 1975)
Concerto Budapest
András Keller
12:30
9 Allegro non troppoDimitri Schostakowitsch (1906 - 1975)
Concerto Budapest
András Keller
10:00

total playing time: 66:19

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Pizzicato (02/02/2021):

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Concerto Budapest und Andras Keller nehmen Shostakovich beim Notenmaterial und steigen mit federleichtem Spiel in die neoklassische Musik der Neunten Symphonie ein. more...

Pizzicato (02/02/2021):

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Concerto Budapest and Andras Keller perform Shostakovich’s neoclassical Ninth Symphony with feather-light playing. more...