Sample this album Artist (Sample). This 1989 recording of the Scottish National Orchestra, led by Neeme Järvi, has long been my reference recording of Shostakovich's Fourth Symphony. Fierce and hard-edged, it captures the work's power and terror like no other. The cataclysm with cymbal crash at 20: 30 in the Third Movement is truly cataclysmic, and makes most others sound feeble. The other stand-out discs in the series are those of the symphonies 1/6, 5, 9 and 10. The playing of the orchestra could be reasonably described as inspired with biting brass and woodwind, incisive percussion. The strings have not the sheer weight of tone of the RLPO in the recent Petrenko version but the slightly wiry nature of their sound suits the searing vision of Jarvi very well and the ears soon get used to them.
Album · 2006 · 9 Songs. Neeme Järvi & Royal Scottish National Orchestra. The Very Best of Shostakovich. Khachaturian: Piano Concerto - Masquerade Suite - Gayane (excerpts). Constantine Orbelian, Neeme Järvi & Royal Scottish National Orchestra. Zero ads. Try it now.
Neeme Järvi, Shostakovich. Label : Chandos Format : Flac (image + cue) Cover : Yes. Tracklist : Dmitry Shostakovich (1906 – 1975) Symphony No. 1 in F major O. 0 Symphony No. 6 in B minor O. 4. Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Neeme Jarvi. 1 & 6 – Neeme Jarvi. Thang Nguyen said: 15/04/2016 at 10:02.
There is more competition, of course, but both these performances have a quality that makes comparison with other readings both difficult (even after a preliminary hearing one hates to break off in mid-movement to check how another conductor phrased that passage or built that climax) and even, in a way, irrelevant. Dmitri Shostakovich Composer. Neeme Järvi Conductor. Royal Scottish National Orchestra. Symphony No. 6. Composer or Director: Dmitri Shostakovich.
|Symphony #1 In F Major, Opus 10 |
|1||Allegretto-Allegro Non Troppo||8:40|
|Symphony #6 In B Minor, Opus 54 |
|ABRD 1148||Shostakovich* - Neeme Järvi, Scottish National Orchestra*||Shostakovich* - Neeme Järvi, Scottish National Orchestra* - Symphonies No. 1 In F Op. 10 / Symphony No. 6 In B Minor Op. 54 (LP)||Chandos||ABRD 1148||UK||1985|
|CHAN 8411||Shostakovich*, Neeme Järvi, Scottish National Orchestra*||Shostakovich*, Neeme Järvi, Scottish National Orchestra* - Symphony No. 1 In F Op. 10, Symphony No. 6 In B Minor Op. 54 (CD, Album)||Chandos||CHAN 8411||USA & Canada||1985|