Symphony No. 4

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Title: Symphony No. 4
Otros títulos: Symphony No. 4 in C Minor Op. 43
Sinfonía Nº 4
Intérprete/ Colaborador: Dmitri Shostakóvich; Bernard Haitink; London Philharmonic Orchestra
Código CDU: Schos.11
Forma Musical: Symphonies
Abstract: Shostakovich began composing his Symphony No. 4 in September 1935 and put it aside in January 1936 while he went on tour with his cello sonata. On January 28, he read the unsigned editorial on the front page of Pravda condemning him and two of his works and predicting he would come to a bad end if he didn't literally change his tune. He finished the Fourth in May 1936, but withdrew the work while it was still in rehearsal. The piece was premiered by Kiril Kondrashin in the U.S.S.R. in 1961 and in the West in 1962. Although Shostakovich had enough sense to withdraw the Fourth, he also had enough guts to finish it as he started it: as a fusion of his own archly ironic modernism with the deep emotionalism and vast scale of the Mahlerian Romantic symphony. The result is a gargantuan work for enormous orchestra in three movements, lasting more than an hour in performance. The opening movement is a nearly half-hour Allegretto poco moderato profligate in themes, bracing in orchestration, ...


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1 & 2. Symphony ... poco moderato. Presto.mp3 28:50 26.34Mb Unknown mp3
3. Symphony No.4- II Moderato con moto.mp3 9:06 8.318Mb Unknown mp3
4 & 5. Symphony No.4- III Largo. Allegro.mp3 29:31 26.96Mb Unknown mp3
Symphony No.4- Completo.wav 1:07:20 679.6Mb WAV audio wav

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