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CHAN 10088
(multiple CD Set)

Shostakovich: Ballet Suites Nos 1-5/ Festive Overture/Suite from 'Katerina Ismailova'

The Classical Shop
release date: June 2003

Originally recorded in 2002

Artists:

Royal Scottish National Orchestra


Neeme Jarvi



Venue:

Henry Wood Hall, Glasgow

(other works)

City Hall, Glasgow

(Suite No. 1)

Caird Hall, Dundee

(Suite No. 4)

Producer:

Brian Couzens



Engineer:

Ralph Couzens


Janet Middlebrook

(Assistant)

Philip Couzens

(Assistant)

Record Label
Chandos Classics

Genre:

Orchestral & Concertos


Russian

Total Time - 114:23
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DMITRY SHOSTAKOVICH

(1906-1975)
   
  Ballet Suites  
   
 

Ballet Suite No. 1 (1948)

13:36  
  Edited by Lev Atovmyan  
1 I Lyric Waltz (from Suite No. 1 for Jazz Orchestra) 2:19
2 II Dance (from The Limpid Stream) 1:41
3 III Romance (from The Limpid Stream) 3:05
4 IV Polka (from The Limpid Stream) 1:54
5 V Waltz-Joke (from The Bolt) 3:00
6 VI Galop (from The Limpid Stream) 1:37
   
 

Ballet Suite No. 2 (1951)

19:40  
  Edited by Lev Atovmyan  
7 I Waltz (from The Limpid Stream) 2:16
8 II Adagio (from The Limpid Stream) 6:27
  Timothy Waldon cello  
9 III Polka (from Suite No. 1 for Jazz Orchestra) 2:16
10 IV Sentimental Journey (from The Tale of a Priest and His Servant Balda) 2:59
  John Gracie trumpet  
11 V Spring Waltz (from Michurin) 2:20
12 VI Finale (from The Limpid Stream) 3:23
   
 

Ballet Suite No. 3 (1952)

15:49  
  Edited by Lev Atovmyan  
13 I Waltz (from The Human Comedy) 2:32
14 II Gavotte (from The Human Comedy) 2:31
15 III Dance (from The Limpid Stream) 2:12
16 IV Elegy (from The Human Comedy) 3:16
17 V Waltz (from The Limpid Stream) 2:08
18 VI Galop (from The Limpid Stream) 3:10
   
19 

Festive Overture, Op. 96 (1947)

5:58
   
 

Ballet Suite No. 4 (1953)*

12:53  
  Edited by Lev Atovmyan  
20 I Introduction (Variation) (from The Limpid Stream) 5:58
21 II Waltz (from Song of the Great Rivers) 3:27
22 III Scherzo (from The Bolt) 3:29
   
 

Ballet Suite No. 5 (1931)

29:20  
  from The Bolt, Op. 27  
23 I Overture 5:17
24 II The Bureaucrat 2:43
25 III The Dance of the Drayman 1:41
26 IV Kozelkov's Dance with Friends 5:18
27 V Intermezzo 4:10
28 VI Dance of Colonial Woman Slave 3:32
29 VII The Appeaser 3:21
30 VIII General Dance and Apotheosis 3:18
   
 

Suite from 'Katerina Ismailova', Op. 114a

17:05  
  (Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District) (1934/1962)  
  Five Entr'actes  
31 I Allegretto (between Scenes 1 and 2) 2:54
32 II Allegro con brio (between Scenes 2 and 3) 1:55
33 III Largo (between Scenes 4 and 5) 8:32
34 IV Allegretto (between Scenes 6 and 7) 1:39
35 V Presto (between Scenes 7 and 8) 2:05
   
 Neeme Jarvi
  14-17 April 1987 (Suite from Katerina Ismailova, Festival Overture), 22-26 April 1988 (Suites No 1-3), 12 May 1988 (Suite No. 9), 14 May 1988 (Suite No. 5)  
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'I've heard no conductor handle this music better than Järvi… These are vibrant, colourful, incisive performances of colourful, cheeky music in first-rate sound.'
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