Dmitry Shostakovich Complete Symphonies Vol. 11: Symphony No. 14

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1 Symphony No. 14 op. 135: De Profundis. Adagio 4:08 $2.49 Buy
2 Symphony No. 14 op. 135: Malaguena. Allegretto 2:24 $2.49 Buy
3 Symphony No. 14 op. 135: Lorelei. Allegro molto 7:41 88/24 Album only
4 Symphony No. 14 op. 135: The Suicide. Adagio 5:15 $2.49 Buy
5 Symphony No. 14, op. 135: On Watch. Allegretto 2:47 $2.49 Buy
6 Symphony No. 14 op. 135: Madam, look! Adagio 1:24 $2.49 Buy
7 Symphony No. 14 op. 135: In Prison. Adagio 8:08 88/24 Album only
8 Symphony No. 14, op. 135: The Zaporozhian Cossacks' Reply to the Sultan of Constantinople. Allegro 2:04 $2.49 Buy
9 Symphony No. 14, op. 135: O Delvig, Delvig! Andante 3:45 $2.49 Buy
10 Symphony No. 14 op. 135: The Death of the Poet. Largo 4:00 $2.49 Buy
11 Symphony No. 14 op. 135: Conclusion. Moderato 1:06 $2.49 Buy

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Influenced by a depressing hospital stay, Shostakovich
endowed his next-to-last symphony with an atmosphere of
extreme gloom. His had originally intended it as a cantata for
soprano, bass, and chamber orchestra with nineteen strings
and percussion. With Mahler’s Lied von der Erde in mind,
however, he then went on to compose a symphony for
chamber ensemble featuring a cycle of vocal pieces with
instrumental accompaniment based on poems by Federico
García Lorca, Guillaume Apollinaire, and Rainer Maria Rilke.
“Model of presentation“ (Musicweb)
At the premiere performances of the Symphony No. 14 in
September and October 1969 in Leningrad and Moscow,
most of those present realized that they had experienced
this great composer’s first “farewell work.” Alluding to the
symphony’s eleven movements, the British ambassador
wrote to Benjamin Britten, to whom Shostakovich had
dedicated the work, of a man “who already has seen all
eleven faces of death.“
“Outstanding“ (Fanfare)
In the solo parts the soprano Iano Tamar and the bass
Taras Shtonda alternate with fine art and in subtle dialogue
and then come together in the last movement for the crowning duet. The Beethoven Orchestra of Bonn “is
impressive in this technically brilliant surround production
with its expressive playing and precision in detail”
(FonoForum).