Gavriil Popov: Symphony No. 1; Shostakovich: Theme & Variations ()

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composed by Dmitry Shostakovich, Gavriil Popov

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Gavriil Popov: Symphony No. 1; Shostakovich: Theme & Variations - London Symphony Orchestra; Leon Botstein (conductor)
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  1. Symphony No. 1, Op 7
  2. Theme & Variations for orchestra in B flat major, Op. 3
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Admired by Prokofiev and Shostakovich but suppressed in Russia as "formalist," Gavriel Popov's Symphony No. 1, Op. 7 (1934), is the most daring of his six symphonies, a work of brutal violence and brooding mystery which, quite clearly, had the wherewithal to offend the Soviet authorities. Only gradually has it entered the repertoire in the West, largely through the efforts of conductor Leon Botstein and a few others. This turbulent work evokes memories of Stravinsky's Le Sacre du printemps and Prokofiev's Scythian Suite, ...

Gavriil Popov: Symphony No. 1; Shostakovich: Theme & Variations 2004, Telarc Distribution

UPC: 089408064227

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