Shostakovich: Symphony No 5 [download]
Release date: 27 July 2018
LSO0302-D | 0822231130253
Digital Booklet notes in English, French and German
Total playing time: 48m 10s
Producer: Nicholas Parker
Engineering: Classic Sound Ltd
Recorded live in DSD 128FS at the Barbican Hall, London
22 September 2016
‘Sublime & chilling: Noseda and LSO brim with bite.’
‘The LSO were at the peak of their powers under Gianandrea Noseda.’
‘A work that is programmed with such regularity requires a really intense and engrossing performance to keep it fresh. This was duly delivered.'
London Symphony Orchestra
Gianandrea Noseda and the London Symphony Orchestra launch a cycle of the complete Shostakovich symphonies with one of the 20th Century’s most iconic artistic statements.
Few pieces of classical music have been the subject of so much debate and discussion as the Fifth Symphony of Dmitri Shostakovich. Following the ‘justified criticism’ of his opera Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk it marked a turning point in the composer’s career, after which he balanced an even more precarious position as an artist under Stalin’s brutal regime.
|Performers||London Symphony Orchestra|