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Hypothetically Murdered
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Mark Elder

CALA re-releases two significant recordings (CACD1020 and CACD1021) of Shostakovich's theatre music as a matched pair. The unlikely coupling of the music hall with and the composer are presented here for the first time in world premiere recordings by the CBSO under Mark Elder.

[1.  ] - [21.]Hypothetically Murdered, Op.31a
Orchestral Suite
Reconstructed and orchestrated by Gerard McBurney
World Première Recording
[22.] - [25.]Four Romances on Poems by Pushkin, Op.46
for Bass and Chamber Orchestra
Dimitri Kharitonov, bass
Orchestration completed by Gerard McBurney
World Premiere Recording of Original Version
[26.] - [30.]Five Fragments, Op.42
[31.] - [33.]Suite No. 1 for Jazz Band, sans Op.E

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