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Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano "Giuseppe Verdi"

The Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi has become one of Italy's most important symphonic orchestras. In July 1999 Riccardo Chailly accepted the position of Music Director of the orchestra, while continuing to conduct the prestigious Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra in Amsterdam. Under his leadership the Orchestra has become a highly flexible and versatile group, performing a repertoire which ranges from Bach to the main composers of nineteenth-century symphonic music and offering new programmes combining classical music with more unusual repertoire.In October 1999 Mr. Chailly, performing the Symphony No. 2 Resurrection by Mahler, inaugurated the Auditorium of Milan, the city's new concert hall and the Orchestra's new musical home. With excellent aesthetic, technological and acoustic characteristics, the Auditorium is among the best concert halls in Italy. Besides the prestigious presence of Riccardo Chailly as Music Director, the Orchestra can claim Carlo Maria Giulini as Conductor Emeritus, Luciano Berio as Honorary Conductor, Claus Peter Flor as Principal Guest Conductor.

The Orchestra was founded in 1993 by Vladimir Delman and has been conducted among others by Georges Prêtre, Riccardo Muti, Valery Gergiev, Christopher Hogwood, Rudolf Barshai, Peter Maag, Daniele Gatti, and has played with soloists such as Martha Argerich, Mstislav Rostropovich, Vadim Repin, Lynn Harrell, Viktoria Mullova, Jean-Yves Thibaudet, Salvatore Accardo, Mario Brunello, Alexander Toradze. The Orchestra has been invited by the Spoleto Festival to be Orchestra in residence in 2002 and regularly tours in Europe, America and Japan. Besides offering the complete cyclus of Shostakovich's symphonies with Oleg Caetani for ARTS MUSIC, the orchestra has a stable collaboration with record companies such as Decca and Deutsche Grammophon. Among the recent releases, recordings of Verdi's and Rossini's works conducted by Chailly and recitals with Angela Gheorghiu, Juan Diego Floréz and Placido Domingo. These recordings got a wide critical acclaim and won some of the most prestigious awards such as Gramophone Award, Classic FM People's Choice, Choc de l'Année.


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Dmitry Shostakovich: Symphony No. 7 in C Major op. 60 "Leningrad"

“The Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi, led by Riccardo Chailly since 1999, is a very fine one, particularly when the players are all clearly giving 100 percent” as they did for Shostakovich’s Symphonies Nos 5 & 6 (released on ARTS 47668-2). “Oleg Caetani also evidently has a strong a...
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Dmitry Shostakovich: Symphony No. 7 in C Major op. 60 "Leningrad"

During the Second World War and the siege of Leningrad Dmitri Shostakovich composed his Seventh Symphony.  This work quickly made him famous all over the world. This Symphony promptly became a symbol for the predominance of the Soviet Union over the invaders. The music which is dominated by the...
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Dmitry Shostakovich: Symphonies Nos. 5 & 6

ALSO AVAILABLE ON DVD-A (45001-6) AND HYBRID SACD (47668-8) - This is the first CD of a complete Shostakovich cycle with the Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano conducted by Oleg Caetani. Recorded in multichannel high resolution 24 bit/ 96 kHz these symphonies will also be released on DVD-Audio...
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Dmitry Shostakovich: Symphonies Nos. 5 & 6

With his Russian and Italian blood, Oleg Caetani acquired a worldwide reputation as one of the leading Shostakovich performers. As son of Igor Markevich he studied all the symphonic works of Shostakovich with Kondrashin and orchestration with Shostakovich's favourite pupil, Tischenko. With this live...
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Dmitry Shostakovich: Symphonies Nos. 9 & 10

Oleg Caetani offers us the third volume of his astonishingly fresh complete Shostakovich symphonies interpretations. What do you have to expect? About Shostakovich’s 5. & 6. Symphony on ARTS 47668-2 CD of the month "...extraordinary disc ... Simply be swept up by the visceral excitement, brillia...
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Dmitry Shostakovich: Symphonies Nos. 9 & 10

This third recording from Oleg Caetani and the Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi was already presented on CD from ARTS. The position of the press and the critics were so overwhelming that we decided to release this recording in our fantastic DSD 5+1 multichannel Hybrid SACD Format. Simply...
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Dmitry Shostakovich: Symphony No. 11 in G Minor op. 103 - "The Year 1905" (1957)

German symphonic music of the 19th century had the greatest effect on Russia. It also influenced the composer Dmitri Shostakovich, who with his 15 symphonies set the pattern for the music history in the 20th century. The great 11th symphony, which was awarded with the Lenin Price in 1958, is being r...
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Dmitry Shostakovich: Symphony No. 4 in c minor including a fragment of the unpublished movement

For the first time on record, Shostakovich’s 4th symphony with the fragment of the unpublished movement. Oleg Caetani offers us another volume of his astonishingly fresh complete symphonies cycle. Have a look at the reviews about our previous Shostakovich releases, you’ll see how captivating this ne...
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Dmitry Shostakovich: Symphony No. 4 including fragments of the unpublished movement

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 completio...
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Dmitry Shostakovich: Symphony No. 8 in C Minor Op. 65

Shostakovich's Eighth Symphony is a dramatic, sorrowful voyage through the tragedy of war. The reference is to the Second World War and becomes a memento of the destruction and death that war has inevitably created in all times. Critics now compare his Eighth Symphony with Beethoven's Fifth, Br...
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Dmitry Shostakovich: Symphonies Nos. 2 ''The Year 1917'' & 12 ''To October''

Shostakovich's Second Symphony was originally conceived as musical poetry and was composed to a commission of the department of the State Publishing House. Written on the tenth anniversary of the October Revolution this work was to commemorate the great turning point of 1917 in Russia, a time that h...
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Dmitry Shostakovich: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 15

Dmitri Shostakovich was only 19 and still a student at the Petersburg Conservatory when his first major orchestral work laid the foundation for a career that would make him the most important symphonist of the 20th century. Following the first performance the symphony was performed around the world....
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