Oleg Tsibulko – Shostakovich – Symphony No. 13 in B-Flat Minor, Op. 113 “Babi Yar” (2020) [FLAC 24bit/96kHz]

Oleg Tsibulko – Shostakovich – Symphony No. 13 in B-Flat Minor, Op. 113 “Babi Yar” (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 58:09 minutes | 926 MB | Genre: Classical
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The Russian National Orchestra continues its Shostakovich cycle with Symphony No. 13, “Babi Yar”, together with bass Oleg Tsibulko, the Popov Academy of Choral Arts Choir, the Kozhevnikov choir and maestro Kirill Karabits. Inspired by Yevgeny Yevtushenko’s poem Babi Yar about a Nazi massacre of Jews just outside Kiev in 1941, Shostakovich based the Symphony on five of the author’s poems. The texts reflect on the peculiarities of daily existence in Stalinist Russia, providing a deep insight into life under Soviet reign. After the sombre, impressive opening movement, Shostakovich alternates between a satirical stance, humour, and portraying the hardships of the Stalinist reality, leading up to the innocent beauty of the symphony’s finale. One special aspect of this recording is the Russian National Orchestra’s collaboration with an Ukrainian bass soloist and conductor, underlining the shared cultural and political heritage of both countries.

Tracklist

Dmitri Shostakovich (1906 – 1975): Symphony No. 13 in B-Flat Minor, Op. 113 “Babi Yar”:

1 Symphony No. 13 in B-Flat Minor, Op. 113 “Babi Yar”: I. Babi Yar. Adagio
2 Symphony No. 13 in B-Flat Minor, Op. 113 “Babi Yar”: II. Humour. Allegretto
3 Symphony No. 13 in B-Flat Minor, Op. 113 “Babi Yar”: III. In the Store. Adagio
4 Symphony No. 13 in B-Flat Minor, Op. 113 “Babi Yar”: IV. Fears. Largo
5 Symphony No. 13 in B-Flat Minor, Op. 113 “Babi Yar”: V. A Career. Allegretto

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