|Nijinsky as Petrushka|
And the recording? Well, I really enjoyed this - Mariss Jansons with the Berlin Philharmonic, recorded in 1994. It felt very incisive, and had just the right amount of that youthful energy, whilst at the same time picking out those darker moments, and communicating the emotion of the slow movement well too. I did however find their performance of the Concerto for Piano, Trumpet & Strings in C minor, Op.35, which follows on my disc a little sluggish, only really picking up the necessary energy at the end of the final movement. I think Jansons' recording of the symphony is now only available as a complete symphonies set anyway.
Shostakovich. Symphony No. 1 in F minor, Op. 10 , Concerto for Piano, Trumpet and Strings in C minor, Op. 35. Berlin Philharmonic, Mariss Jansons. 1995. Compact disc. EMI Classics 7243 5 55361 2 9.
So, onto Symphony No. 2 - if one can call it a symphony.... More of that later.
Any thoughts on Symphony No. 1 would be gratefully received.