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Shostakovich: Symphony No 10 / Nelsons, Boston

Shostakovich / Nelsons / Boston Symphony Orchestra
Release Date: 07/31/2015 
Label:  Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog #: 002352702  
Composer:  Dmitri Shostakovich
Conductor:  Andris Nelsons
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Recording of the Month
Powerful and beautifully crafted, this recording – the first from the relationship between DG and the Boston Symphony under Nelsons – is a hugely impressive sign of just what this ensemble/maestro partnership may go on to achieve.

– Gramophone [8/2015]

The first release in a complete Shostakovich cycle, recorded by Deutsche Grammophon with the Boston Symphony Orchestra and its newly appointed director, Andris Nelsons. Nelsons is one of the last conductors of his generation who grew up in the Soviet musical tradition, having studied in St. Petersburg with Alexander Titov and Mariss Jansons. The first
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Works on This Recording

Symphony no 10 in E minor, Op. 93 by Dmitri Shostakovich
Conductor:  Andris Nelsons
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1953; USSR 
Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk district, Op. 29: Passacaglia by Dmitri Shostakovich
Conductor:  Andris Nelsons
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1930-1932; USSR 

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  3 Customer Reviews )
 Superb contemporary recording February 25, 2016 By Bruce B. (Bradenton , FL) See All My Reviews "Shostakovich is a composer with whom critics over the years seem to fall in and out of love. Most recently, however, he is being recognized more and more as one of the great composers of the 20th Century, especially as a symphonist. This recording is a stellar recording of the Symphony #10, capturing a kind of sadness about the turmoil that always swirled around Shostakovich the man. Andris Nelsons leads the orchestra in a memorable fashion that easily rivals all of the previous great conductors of the BSO." Report Abuse
 Excellence on Display January 21, 2016 By David H Cooper (Rio Rancho, NM) See All My Reviews "As a fan of the BSO for years, having not heard them play for quite a while, I found this recording to be a testament to player devotion, skill, and conductor commitment. The symphony itself was performed with every possible nuance, while reflecting the tyranny under which it was written. All in all an auspicious beginning for the orchestra in a new recording partnership." Report Abuse
 Best yet August 6, 2015 By Mary Lynn H. (San Antonio, TX) See All My Reviews "I have peculiar fondness for the tenth. I keep buying copies. This has moved to the top of the heap. The performance is the best and the sound on the CD is excellent.(You could simply buy it to show off your stereo.) Nelsons seems to understand Shostakovich very well. My other performances of this that I like are the Petrenko's with RLPO and a very old Rozhdestvensky recording from the ’80s. I expect Nelsons’s cycle of Shostakovich with Boston to be magnificent. I'm looking forward to fabulous music." Report Abuse
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