Amsterdam Sinfonietta (formerly called Nieuw Sinfonietta Amsterdam) concentrates on what has always been one of its strong points: the scintillating presentation of sensitively chosen programs, based on the emotional power of the stringed instruments. Shostakovich is unquestionable a powerful composer. His String Quartet No.8, intensely poignant and personal in the slow movements, bitter and driven in the faster sections, may be interpreted as an outcry against war, like Shostakovich's War Symphony No. 8 from 1943.       Challenge Classics on sale


Disc No:CC 72130
Price: Sek. 65
Name: Shostakovich
  Chamber Symphonies

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Shostakovich, Dmitri Chamber symphony
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Nieuw Sinfonietta Amsterdam
Shostakovich, Dmitri Chamber symphony
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