Baltic Chamber Orchestra - Shostakovich: Chamber Symphony, Op. 110a - Strauss: Metamorphosen for 23 Strings, TrV 290 (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Time - 52:22 minutes | 512 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet
Both the works on this album came about as a reaction to the horrors of war. Shostakovich visited Dresden in 1960, and much of the city still lay in ruins. His 8th String Quartet dedicated to the victims of fascism, is one of his most powerful and deeply personal works, quoting from earlier compositions, and using the composer’s musical motto D Es C H. The composer wept after the first private performance.