Symphony No. 4 including fragments of the unpublished movement

Composer: Dmitry Shostakovich
Conductor: Oleg Caetani
Orchestra: Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano "Giuseppe Verdi"
Genre: Symphony
Label: SACD
Booklet with lyrics/libretto: no
CDs / Unit: 1
Cat-Nr.: 47703-8
Total Time: 68:08
Recording Date: Mrz 04
Technology: Hybrid: 5+1 surround and stereo high resolution (DSD technique) + stereo CD layer
Release Date: Okt 06


Dmitri Shostakovich was nearly 30 years old when he wrote his 4th Symphony. During this time he had to fear for his life because his opera „Lady Macbeth of Mzensk“ had angered Stalin. This might be the reason why the 4th Symphony was only performed for the first time in 1961, 25 years upon completion.

With this symphony Shostakovich composed an „volcanic eruption“ (Boris Schwarz), which is neither with its boldness nor with its modernity ranking behind the “explosve” „Le Sacre du Printemps“ from Igor Stravinsky or of Prokofiev ’s „Scythian Suite“.

Let yourself be swept away from these intoxicating sounds. Due to the composers 100th birthday this recording is now re-released on an ARTS HybridSACD with an unbeatable DSD 5+1 multichannel surround sound!

This release is also part of the 10 HybridSACD Shostakovich Box 47850-8.


Table of MP3 Tracks

No. Tracktitle Tracktime Price put into basket  
Disc 1
I - Allegretto poco moderato. Presto
Symphony No. 4 in c minor op. 43 (1935-1936)
26.35 6,00 €
II - Moderato con moto
Symphony No. 4 in c minor op. 43 (1935-1936)
08.59 2,00 €
III - Largo. Allegro
Symphony No. 4 in c minor op. 43 (1935-1936)
25.47 6,00 €
(IV) Adagio - Allegro non troppo
Fragment of the unpublished movement
05.37 2,00 €

Reviews: (30.04.2007)

Part of the Box-Set 47850-8:

"Caetani zeigt sich als Meister, Gegensätzliches herauszuarbeiten. Derselbe Takt klingt bei ihm zugleich düster und fröhlich. Er dirigiert sehr differenziert, für jeden Takt, ja für jede Note findet er einen eigenen Ausdruck. Ihm gelingen vielfältige hierarchische Spannungsbögen, weite, die über eine ganze Sinfonie reichen, stehen über kleineren, einen Satz oder noch kürzere Einheiten lang. Das Orchester ist sehr gut durchgehört und ausbalanciert, keine Stimme geht unter und hat ihre Bedeutung"

"Oleg Caetani manages to draw dramatic pictographic interpretations. Caetani is a maestro when in comes to compile opposed characters"

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