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This Rega Saturn demonstration disc features the World Premiere Recording of Shostakovich's two-part Hypothetically Murdered (1931), reconstructed and orchestrated by Gerard McBurney.
Mark Elder was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 1989 Queen's Birthday Honours. He won an Olivier Award in 1991 for his outstanding work at English National Opera. He received the 2006 conductor prize of the Royal Philharmonic Society. In April 2007, Elder was one of eight conductors of British orchestras to endorse the 10-year classical music outreach manifesto, "Building on Excellence: Orchestras for the 21st Century", to increase the presence of classical music in the UK, including giving free entry to all British schoolchildren to a classical music concert. In June 2008, Elder received a knighthood in the 2008 Queen's Birthday Honours.
Elder has described his own conducting style as follows:
"I'm quite a physical conductor. I remember seeing Adrian [Boult] backstage after the 1978 Proms and he was wearing a freshly ironed light blue M&S shirt and he said to me 'I see you're one of the sweaty ones.' He was famously non-perspirational."
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Dimitri Kharitonov, bass
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Mark Elder, conductor
Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975)
Hypothetically Murdered Orchestral Suite Op. 31a
Act I (Part 1)
1. Transition to the Field Hospital
3. Transition to the Field
4. The Field (Landscape)
5. Introduction to Act II (Petrushka)
6. Petrushka (Garmoshka)
8. The Arrival of the Lorry
10. Transition to the Kitchen (Jugglers & Waitresses)
12. Paradise I: The Flight of the Cherubim
13. Paradise II: The Flight of the Angels
15. Bacchanalia of John von Kronstadt and Paraskeva Piatnitsa
17. The Archangel Gabriel's Number
Act I (Part 2)
20. The River Bed
21. Finale to Act I: Dance of the Temporary Victors