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Shostakovich: Symphonies Nos. 4 & 11 / Nelsons, Boston Symphony Orchestra


Release Date: 07/06/2018 
Label:  Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog #: 002859502  
Composer:  Dmitri Shostakovich
Conductor:  Andris Nelsons
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 2 
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DG continues the Grammy-winning Shostakovich cycle with the Boston Symphony Orchestra and its Music Director, Andris Nelsons. Following the “scandalously successful” (Sunday Times) Symphony No. 10 and “the sheer expressive beauty” (Gramophone Magazine) of the Symphonies Nos. 5, 8, 9, Nelsons and the BSO perform the extrovert Fourth and dramatic Eleventh - recorded live for the third album in DG’s long-term collaboration with the BSO, “America's most cultured orchestra” (BBC Music Magazine).


DG continues the Grammy-winning Shostakovich cycle with the Boston Symphony Orchestra and its Music Director, Andris Nelsons. Following the “scandalously successful” (Sunday Times) Symphony No. 10 and “the sheer expressive beauty” (Gramophone Magazine) of the Symphonies Nos. 5, 8, 9, Nelsons and the BSO perform the extrovert Fourth and dramatic Eleventh - recorded live for the third album in DG’s long-term collaboration with the BSO, “America's most cultured orchestra” (BBC Music Magazine). Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Symphony no 4 in C minor, Op. 43 by Dmitri Shostakovich
Conductor:  Andris Nelsons
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1935-1936; USSR 
2.
Symphony no 11 in G minor, Op. 103 "Year 1905" by Dmitri Shostakovich
Conductor:  Andris Nelsons
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1957; USSR 

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  2 Customer Reviews )
 I'm not quite as enthusiastic as the critics October 23, 2018 By Robert C. (Tucson, AZ) See All My Reviews "I find the Nelsons/Boston performances strong and listenable. I purchased them in response to the enthusiasm of the critics. I don't share that enthusiasm and I've passed these versions along to friends who did not have recordings of them. I prefer Bychokov's 1987 recording of the 11th; Gergiev in Nos. 4 - 8 is my choice in this repertoire" Report Abuse
 Another superb installment of this cycle August 25, 2018 By L. Ackerman (Washington, DC) See All My Reviews "Suffice to say that this release has been universally praised and deserves it. The4th is excellent but if you like it raw and even brutal, you could look elsewhere; having only one version of this masterpiece is not enough. The 11th is superb and the narrative line compellingly delivered. This could easily go to top choice on this symphony. The sound is as glorious as expected. Conductor Nelsons is in demand all over the world and this further proves why." Report Abuse
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