Paavo Järvi – Shostakovich: Cantatas (2015)

Artist: Paavo Järvi
Title Of Album: Shostakovich: Cantatas
Year Of Release: 2015
Label: Erato
Genre: Classical
Quality: mp3 320 kbps
Total Time: 79:49 min
Total Size: 186 MB

01-The Execution of Stepan Razin, Op. 119
02-The Sun Shines over our Motherland, Op. 90
03-The Song of the Forests, Op. 81_ I. The war ended in victory (Bass, Chorus)
04-The Song of the Forests, Op. 81_ II. We will clothe our homeland with forests (Boys Chorus)
05-The Song of the Forests, Op. 81_ III. Memories of the past (Bass, Chorus)
06-The Song of the Forests, Op. 81_ IV. The pioneers plant the forests (Boys Chorus)
07-The Song of the Forests, Op. 81_ V. The people of Stalingrad go forth (Chorus)
08-The Song of the Forests, Op. 81_ VI. A walk into the future (Tenor, Chorus)
09-The Song of the Forests, Op. 81_ VII. Glory (Tenor, Bass, Boys Chorus, Chorus)

Aleksei Tanovitski (bass) & Kostiantin Andrejev (tenor)
Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, Narva Boys Choir & Estonian Concert Choir, Paavo Järvi

Following international acclaim, including Estonia’s first Grammy Award for their Grieg, Sibelius, Tuur and Part recordings on Erato, the Estonian-born conductor Paavo Jarvi and the Estonian National Symphony Orchestra turn to rarely-performed choral works by Dmitri Shostakovich: Song of the Forests Op. 81, The Sun Shines on our Motherland Op. 90, and The Execution of Stepan Razin Op. 119. The new release confirms Jarvi’s reputation as a conductor with a deep understanding for the music of Shostakovich, as well as a particular affinity for choral music, which has a strong tradition in his homeland. These cantatas have a particular significance in Estonia – a former Soviet Socialist Republic under Stalinist rule – where, according to Jarvi, the orchestra’s performance of the works was «scandalous.»

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