Composed over a period of nearly 50 years, Dmitri Shostakovich's 15 symphonies are astonishingly diverse in conception and expression, reflecting the composer's personal experiences, the history of the 20th century and the tensions and struggles of an artist under the Soviet regime. These recordings fulfil a promise that Mstislav Rostropovich made to the composer, a close and long-standing friend, before he left Russia as an exile in 1974. 'These symphonies mark fifteen stages in our lives,' he said. 'The emotional history of our country, my history, his history, our history.'
Composed over a period of nearly 50 years, Dmitri Shostakovich's 15 symphonies are astonishingly diverse in conception and expression, reflecting the composer's personal experiences, the history of the 20th century and the tensions and struggles of an artist under the Soviet regime. These recordings fulfil a promise that Mstislav Rostropovich made to the composer, a close and long-standing friend, before he left Russia as an exile in 1974. 'These symphonies mark fifteen stages in our lives,' he said. 'The emotional history of our country, my history, his history, our history.'
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Shostakovich: Complete Symphonies
Artist: Mstislav Rostropovich
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1. CD 1- Symphony No. 1 in F Minor, Op. 10: I. Allegretto
2. Symphony No. 1 in F Minor, Op. 10: II. Allegro
3. Symphony No. 1 in F Minor, Op. 10: III. Lento
4. Symphony No. 1 in F Minor, Op. 10: IV. Allegro molto
5. Symphony No. 9 in E-Flat Major, Op. 70: I. Allegro
6. Symphony No. 9 in E-Flat Major, Op. 70: II. Moderato
7. Symphony No. 9 in E-Flat Major, Op. 70: III. Presto
8. Symphony No. 9 in E-Flat Major, Op. 70: IV. Largo
9. Symphony No. 9 in E-Flat Major, Op. 70: V. Allegretto 1
10. CD 2- Symphony No. 2 in B Major, Op. 14, "To October": I. Largo 1
11. Symphony No. 2 in B Major, Op. 14, "To October": II. Crochet 1
12. Symphony No. 2 in B Major, Op. 14, "To October": III. Poco meno mosso - Allegro molto 1
13. Symphony No. 2 in B Major, Op. 14, "To October": IV. Chorus "To October" 1
14. Symphony No. 3 in E-Flat Major, Op. 20, "First of May": I. Allegretto 1
15. Symphony No. 3 in E-Flat Major, Op. 20, "First of May": II. Più mosso, Allegro 1
16. Symphony No. 3 in E-Flat Major, Op. 20, "First of May": III. Andante 1
17. Symphony No. 3 in E-Flat Major, Op. 20, "First of May": IV. Allegro, Allegro molto 1
18. Symphony No. 3 in E-Flat Major, Op. 20, "First of May": V. Andante, Largo 1
19. Symphony No. 3 in E-Flat Major, Op. 20, "First of May": VI. Chorus "V Pervoye maya ... " 2
20. CD 3- Symphony No. 4 in C Minor, Op. 43: I. Allegretto poco moderato 2
21. Symphony No. 4 in C Minor, Op. 43: II. Moderato con moto 2
22. Symphony No. 4 in C Minor, Op. 43: III. Largo - Allegro 2
23. CD 4- Symphony No. 5 in D Minor, Op. 47: I. Moderato 2
24. Symphony No. 5 in D Minor, Op. 47: II. Allegretto 2
25. Symphony No. 5 in D Minor, Op. 47: III. Largo 2
26. Symphony No. 5 in D Minor, Op. 47: IV. Allegro non troppo 2
27. CD 5- Symphony No. 6 in B Minor, Op. 54: I. Largo 2
28. Symphony No. 6 in B Minor, Op. 54: II. Allegro 2
29. Symphony No. 6 in B Minor, Op. 54: III. Presto 3
30. Symphony No. 12 in D Minor, Op. 112, "The Year of 1917": I. Revolutionary Petrograd 3
31. Symphony No. 12 in D Minor, Op. 112, "The Year of 1917": II. Razliv 3
32. Symphony No. 12 in D Minor, Op. 112, "The Year of 1917": III. Aurora 3
33. Symphony No. 12 in D Minor, Op. 112, "The Year of 1917": IV. The Dawn of Humanity 3
34. CD 6- Symphony No. 7 in C Major, Op. 60, "Leningrad": I. Allegretto 3
35. Symphony No. 7 in C Major, Op. 60, "Leningrad": II. Moderato - poco allegretto 3
36. Symphony No. 7 in C Major, Op. 60, "Leningrad": III. Adagio 3
37. Symphony No. 7 in C Major, Op. 60, "Leningrad": IV. Allegro non troppo 3
38. CD 7 - Symphony No. 8 in C Minor, Op. 65: I. Adagio - Allegro non troppo 3
39. Symphony No. 8 in C Minor, Op. 65: II. Allegretto 4
40. Symphony No. 8 in C Minor, Op. 65: III. Allegro non troppo 4
41. Symphony No. 8 in C Minor, Op. 65: IV. Largo 4
42. Symphony No. 8 in C Minor, Op. 65: V. Allegretto 4
43. CD 8 - Symphony No. 10 in E Minor, Op. 93: I. Moderato 4
44. Symphony No. 10 in E Minor, Op. 93: II. Allegro 4
45. Symphony No. 10 in E Minor, Op. 93: III. Allegretto 4
46. Symphony No. 10 in E Minor, Op. 93: IV. Andante - Allegro 4
47. CD 9- Symphony No. 11 in G Minor, Op. 103, "The Year 1905": I. Palace Square 4
48. Symphony No. 11 in G Minor, Op. 103, "The Year 1905": II. Ninth of January 4
49. Symphony No. 11 in G Minor, Op. 103, "The Year 1905": III. In Memoriam 5
50. - Symphony No. 11 in G Minor, Op. 103, "The Year 1905": IV. The Toscin 5
51. CD 190- Symphony No. 13 in B-Flat Minor, Op. 113, "Babi Yar": I. Babi Yar - Adagio 5
52. Symphony No. 13 in B-Flat Minor, Op. 113, "Babi Yar": II. Humour - Allegretto 5
53. Symphony No. 13 in B-Flat Minor, Op. 113, "Babi Yar": III. In the store - Adagio 5
54. Symphony No. 13 in B-Flat Minor, Op. 113, "Babi Yar": IV. Fears - Largo 5
55. Symphony No. 13 in B-Flat Minor, Op. 113, "Babi Yar": V. A Career - Allegretto 5
56. CD 11- Symphony No. 14 in G Minor, Op. 135: I. De profundis 5
57. Symphony No. 14 in G Minor, Op. 135: II. Malagueña 5
58. Symphony No. 14 in G Minor, Op. 135: III. Lorelei 5
59. Symphony No. 14 in G Minor, Op. 135: IV. The Suicide 6
60. Symphony No. 14 in G Minor, Op. 135: V. On Watch 6
61. Symphony No. 14 in G Minor, Op. 135: VI. Madam, look! 6
62. Symphony No. 14 in G Minor, Op. 135: VII. At the Santé Jail 6
63. Symphony No. 14 in G Minor, Op. 135: VIII. The Zaporozhian Cossack's Answer to the Sultan of Constantinople 6
64. Symphony No. 14 in G Minor, Op. 135: IX. O Delvig, Delvig! 6
65. Symphony No. 14 in G Minor, Op. 135: X. The Poet's Death 6
66. Symphony No. 14 in G Minor, Op. 135: XI. Conclusion 6
67. CD 12- Symphony No. 15 in A Major, Op. 141: I. Allegretto 6
68. Symphony No. 15 in A Major, Op. 141: II. Adagio - Largo 6
69. Symphony No. 15 in A Major, Op. 141: III. Allegretto 7
70. Symphony No. 15 in A Major, Op. 141: IV. Adagio - Allegretto

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Composed over a period of nearly 50 years, Dmitri Shostakovich's 15 symphonies are astonishingly diverse in conception and expression, reflecting the composer's personal experiences, the history of the 20th century and the tensions and struggles of an artist under the Soviet regime. These recordings fulfil a promise that Mstislav Rostropovich made to the composer, a close and long-standing friend, before he left Russia as an exile in 1974. 'These symphonies mark fifteen stages in our lives,' he said. 'The emotional history of our country, my history, his history, our history.'