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Shostakovich, City Of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Okko Kamu - Symphony No.13 Op.113 “Babi Yar” flac album

Shostakovich, City Of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Okko Kamu - Symphony No.13 Op.113 “Babi Yar” flac album Performer: Shostakovich
Title: Symphony No.13 Op.113 “Babi Yar”
Released: 1987
MP3 album: 1412 mb
FLAC album: 1811 mb
Rating: 4.7
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Genre: Classical

Dmitri Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 13 in B-flat minor (Op. 113), often called Babi Yar after the Yevtushenko poem in the first movement, was completed on July 20, 1962, and first performed in Moscow in December of that year. The hour-long work requires a bass soloist, men's chorus, and large orchestra and is laid out in five movements, each a setting of a Yevgeny Yevtushenko poem. This unusual form gives rise to various descriptions: choral symphony, song cycle, giant cantata.

Recorded in the Great Hall of Birmingham University on January 9 & 10, 1987. Front cover painting; Mourning the Lena Victims of 1912 by Yuri Tulin.

The USSR Ministry of Culture Symphony Orchestra, Gennadi Rozhdestvensky – Symphony No. 5 in B-Flat Major, Op. 55 I. 13:00. Yuri Bashmet, USSR Ministry of Culture Symphony Orchestra & Gennady Rozhdestvensky – Viola Concerto II. Allegro molto. Shostakovich (Rozhdestvensky, Gennady Ussr Ministry Of Culture Symphony Orchestra) – Symphony N. In F Minor, O. 0 Allegro Molto. Yuri Bashmet, USSR Ministry of Culture Symphony Orchestra & Gennady Rozhdestvensky – Viola Concerto III.

Nicola Ghiuselev – Shostakovich Symphony No. 13 in B-Fla. 1:43. Saint Petersburg Orchestra of the State Hermitage Museum Camerata, Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra, Estonian National Male-Voice Choir, Saulius Sondeckis, Sergei Baikov – Symphony No. 13 in B-Flat Minor, Op. 11. 2:09.

Now, I saw this performed at Lincoln Center with all the participants on this album (except for one baritone in the unison men's chorus who was sick the day of the recording, that was funny Russian joke). Yevtushenko recited both poems, "Babi Yar" at the top of the concert, if I remember correctly, and another time if I don't, and he also recited "The Loss" at the end, I believe; very moving. Babi Yar is the name of a site in Kiev, Ukraine, where the mass murder of Jews and other civilians by German Nazis and Ukrainian collaborators took place in 1941.

Album · 2006 · 5 Songs. Symphony No. 13 In B Flat Minor, Op. 113, "Babi Yar": I. Adagio (Babi Yar) (Shostakovich). Coro Sinfonico Di Milano Giuseppe Verdi, Orchestra Sinfonica Di Milano Giuseppe Verdi & Oleg Caetani. 2. 113, "Babi Yar": II. Allegretto (Humour) (Shostakovich). 3. 113, "Babi Yar": III. Adagio (In the Store) (Shostakovich).

Symphony N. 3 in B flat minor, Op. 113 'Babiy Yar'. for bass solo, male chorus and orchestra. Words by Yevgeny Yevtushenko (sung in Russian). 1. I. Babi yar - Adagio. Orchestra: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Okko Kamu. 9 and 10 January 1987. Symphony N.

Tracklist

A1 I Babi Yar- Adagio 17:30
A2 II Humour (Yumor) - Allegretto 9:04
B1 III In The Store (V Magazinye) - Adagio 12:57
B2 IV Fears (Strakhi) - Largo 12:35
B3 V A Career (Karyera) - Allegretto 14:13

Credits

  • Bass Vocals – Nikita Storojev
  • Chorus – Men of the CBSO Chorus*, City of Birmingham Choir, University of Warwick Chorus
  • Composed By – Dmitri Shostakovich
  • Conductor – Okko Kamu
  • Orchestra – City Of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
  • Words By – Yevgeny Yevtushenko*

Notes

Recorded in the Great Hall of Birmingham University on January 9 & 10, 1987.
Front cover painting; “Mourning the Lena Victims of 1912” by Yuri Tulin.
Text sheet enclosed

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 5 014682 124812