Feel the Blues with all that Jazz
English (United Kingdom)Polish (Poland)
Home Classical Shostakovich Dmitri Dmitri Shostakovich – Symphony No.7 (Toscanini) [1942]

Dmitri Shostakovich – Symphony No.7 (Toscanini) [1942]

User Rating: / 0
PoorBest 

Dmitri Shostakovich – Symphony No.7 (Toscanini) [1942]


1. Allegretto
2. Moderato (poco allegretto)
3. Adagio
4. Allegro non troppo

Dmitry Shostakovich
Opus 60, Symphony No. 7, "Leningrad"

Arturo Toscanini, conductor
NBC Symphony Orchestra, augmented with
15 additional musicians

July 19, 1942
Studio 8-H
NBC Radio City Studios
New York City, NY

 

Arturo Toscanini's 1942 western premiere live recording of Shostakovich's monumental Seventh Symphony has been around for years on RCA, so the performance itself is not new, though this Opus Kura release does have stronger, more vivid sound than any previous version. However, better sound cannot save this performance, which is rude, crude, loud, and insensitive. From the beginning, the NBC Symphony's strings' tone sounds raw and scrappy, and the playing in the Adagio is amazingly rough. The woodwinds throughout sound like they barely know the parts, and in the Moderato the clarinets are painfully out of tune. The brass and tympani are overblown, overbearing, and, in the finale's coda, almost excruciatingly painful. All this might have been redeemed by a conductor who felt respect, much less affection, for the music, but Toscanini sounds like he actively dislikes the Seventh, rushing climaxes, forcing crescendos, clipping phrases, and eschewing all subtlety. Listeners who want to hear a great antique performance of Shostakovich's Seventh should try Stokowski's hellbent-for-glory recording with the NBC Symphony. But only Toscanini's most ardent fans need bother with this one. ---James Leonard, Rovi

download: uploaded yandex 4shared mediafire solidfiles mega zalivalka filecloudio anonfiles oboom

back

Last Updated (Friday, 09 May 2014 11:04)

 

Before downloading any file you are required to read and accept the
Terms and Conditions.

If you are an artist or agent, and would like your music removed from this site,
please e-mail us on
abuse@theblues-thatjazz.com
and we will remove them as soon as possible.


Polls
What music genre would you like to find here the most?
 
Now onsite:
  • 240 guests
Content View Hits : 157563747