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  Shostakovich: Symphonies No. 1 & 15 - Wigglesworth
  Shostakovich: Symphonies No. 1 & 15

Netherlands Radio PO
Mark Wigglesworth
Track listing:
  Classical - Orchestral
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Review by Luukas November 18, 2014 (1 of 2 found this review helpful)
Performance:   Sonics:  
Now it is done: this is the last release of Mark Wigglesworth's critically acclaimed Shostakovich series for BIS. First Symphony is released before with Second and Third Symphonies.
There are many Shostakovich cycles on market, but Wigglesworth gives his own chamber-like touching for these masterpieces. For example, Fifteenth Symphony's first movement's glockenspiel's notes sounds clearly. The whole symphony's feeling is lightly, it isn't dark as usual.
Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra follows its leader closely. The results are amazing! First Symphony's beautiful third movement is lovely and moving - listen the first clarinet's beautiful melody! The snare drum's tremolo - which leads to the finale without a break - sounds exciting. BIS label's crystal clear recording brings these details to life.
Very good conclusion. Still my own favorite is Vladimir Jurowski's interpretation with Russian National Orchestra (PentaTone). Buy both!

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Works: 2  

Dmitri Shostakovich - Symphony No. 1 in F minor, Op. 10
Dmitri Shostakovich - Symphony No. 15 in A major, Op. 141