Shostakovich: Symphonies 2 & 15 - Slovak Philharmonic Choir (choir, chorus); Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra; Ladislav Slovak (conductor)
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  1. Symphony No. 2 in B flat major (To October), Op. 14
  2. Symphony No. 15 in A major, Op. 141
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At first glance, these two symphonies seem mismatched: what is the point of pairing the youthful, experimental Symphony No. 2 with the mature and substantial Symphony No. 15? The dark sound world Shostakovich flirted with in the Second's opening movement anticipates many later works, and some of the fragmentary ideas that pop out of this churning mass remained a part of Shostakovich's vocabulary throughout his life. Despite the forced proletarian chorus, the germinal nature of the Symphony No. 2 becomes apparent when it is ...

Shostakovich: Symphonies 2 & 15 1994, Naxos

UPC: 730099562423

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Shostakovich: Symphonies 2 & 15 1992, Naxos

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