SHOSTAKOVICH Symphonie No. 5 / Ashkenazy


Symphonie No. 5

Chamber Symphony op. 110a
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Vladimir Ashkenazy
Int. Release 29 May. 2012
0289 478 4252 1

Track List

Dmitri Shostakovich (1906 - 1975)
Symphony No.5 in D Minor, Op.47


Chamber Symphony, Op.110a

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Vladimir Ashkenazy

Total Playing Time: 1:10:41

. . . an excellent Fifth in great sound and with a unique coupling to boot . . . [the Royal Philharmonic plays] passionately and with tremendous accuracy . . . Ashkenazy gives us a reading of great power, with startlingly present brass and percussion . . . it ranks among the best modern versions, and is all the more valuable considering that so few realize the conductor's gifts for this composer. The Finale is powerful . . . ["Kammersymphonie"]: This present rendition is also very fine, and makes an apt and unusual coupling . . . the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra brilliantly delivers the goods . . . Ashkenazy and his Royal Philharmonic forces again prove that they understand the composer's moods and sound world. Speaking of the sound, these recordings always sounded good, and still do . . . a nice reminder of what a fine conductor he made himself.