DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH (1906-1975): The Golden Age, Op. 22.
Catalogue Number: 12I068
Description: Claimed as the first recording of this ballet "with all repeats observed", this ballet (1927-30) depicts the visit of a Soviet football team to a Western city during an industrial exhibition where it is plagued by hostile administrators, decadent artists and corrupt officials. Riotously colorful, full of brash dissonance and often possessed of an anarchic intensity. 2 CDs. Royal Scottish National Orchestra; José Serebrier.