VISSARION SHEBALIN (1902-1963): Orchestral Music, Vol. 2 - Orchestral Suites No. 2, Op. 61 (arr. Leonid Feigin [1923-2009]) and No. 4, Op. 62 (arr. Vladislav Agafonnikov [b.1936]), Ballet Suite (arr. Feigin) First Recordings.
Catalogue Number: 02V004
Label: Toccata Classics
Reference: TOCC 0164
Description: Like his close friend and colleague Shostakovich, Shebalin knew a life of both celebrity and hardship: he was another of the composers condemned in the infamous 1948 Party congress in Moscow, and in later life he fought to overcome a series of crippling strokes. But his personality remained undaunted, as his music resolutely proves. This is the first recording of his Third and Fourth Suites and Ballet Suite, all three prepared from theatre music, and showing the lighter side of Shebalin’s symphonic muse. Siberian Symphony Orchestra; Dmitry Vasiliev.