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NAXOS CELEBRATES SHOSTAKOVICH CENTENARY WITH TWO NEW RELEASES
SEATTLE SYMPHONY RECORDING AND A MUSICAL “PORTRAIT” IN
STORES MARCH 21st
Forget Mozart: 2006 is the 100th anniversary of Dmitry Shostakovich’s
birth. On March 21st, Naxos will release a new disc of the
composer’s music with Gerard Schwarz and the Seattle Symphony, who are
hosting a Shostakovich festival March 29th-April 15th. The
CD features the symphonic poems The Execution of Stepan Razin (1967)
with the Seattle Symphony Chorale and bass-baritone Charles Robert Austin, and
October (1964). Also included are the Five Fragments
from 1935, written while Shostakovich was planning his Fourth Symphony.
Dmitry SHOSTAKOVICH (1906-1975): The Execution
of Stepan Razin; October; Five Fragments
Charles Robert Austin, bass-baritone
Naxos will also release Dmitry Shostakovich: A Portrait, a collection
of 26 tracks that feature Shostakovich playing his own works and an excerpt
from a 1941 radio address. A richly-illustrated booklet containing a detailed
essay by Richard Whitehouse accompanies the 2-CD set.
2:13:04 PM, 1 February 2015
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