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Label:
  Praga Digitals - http://www.pragadigitals.com/
Serial:
  PRD/DSD 350 089
Title:
  Shostakovich: Symphony No. 13 "Babi Yar" - Kondrashin
Description:
  Shostakovich: Symphony No. 13 "Babi Yar"
Prokofiev: October Cantata (excerpts)

Vitaly Gromadsky, bass
RSFSR Academic Choir
Yurlov Choir
Moscow Philharmonic
Kirill Kondrashin
Track listing:
 
Genre:
  Classical - Orchestral
Content:
  Mono
Media:
  Hybrid
Recording type:
  Analogue
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Review by JJ September 27, 2014 (1 of 4 found this review helpful)
Performance:   Sonics:
The Symphony N°13 “Babi Yar” for bass, bass chorus, and orchestra in B flat minor Op.113 by Dimitri Chostakovitch was premièred in Moscow in 1962 with the conductor Kirill Kondrachine and the bass Vitaly Gromadski, whom we hear on the present recording. Based on five poems by Evgeni Evoutchenko (Babi yar, Humor, At the Store, Terrors, the Career), the work “is both a symphony and cantata in several movements, or better yet a vocal suite,” states André Lischke. The Cantata “October” Op.74 by Prokofiev was composed in 1937 to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Revolution. It is thus the protagonists of the creation of the Chostakovich symphony that we find on this admirable SACD, in an extremely fine restoration based on the master tapes. Once again, it is a new-found joy to rediscover legendary recordings in such conditions. A huge thank-you to the label Praga Digitals.

Jean-Jacques Millo
Translation Lawrence Schulman

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Works: 2  

Serge Prokofiev - Cantata "October", Op. 74
Dmitri Shostakovich - Symphony No. 13 in B flat minor, Op. 113 "Babi Yar"