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Shostakovich: Symphony No 4 [download] – LSO Live

Shostakovich: Symphony No 4 [download]

  • Release date: 4 October 2019
    LSO0832-D | 822231183266

    Producer: Nicholas Parker
    Engineering: Classic Sound Ltd
    Recorded live at Barbican Hall, November 2018


Gianandrea Noseda
London Symphony Orchestra

Experience the London Symphony Orchestra at full strength as LSO Principal Guest Conductor Gianandrea Noseda continues his survey of Shostakovich with the monumental Fourth Symphony.

Shostakovich at one point thought his Fourth Symphony was the best thing he’d ever written. Extravagant and challenging in equal measure, it’s a work of epic proportions, requiring over 100 musicians including large percussion and brass sections. Owing to Soviet censure, the work went unperformed for almost 30 years after it was completed, until in 1961 it was revealed as one of the significant milestones of the composer’s output, the work that solidified him as a master symphonist.

Composer Dmitri Shostakovich
Conductor Gianandrea Noseda
Performers London Symphony Orchestra

Track list
1. Symphony No 4 in C Minor, Op. 43, I. Allegretto poco moderato - Presto
2. Symphony No 4 in C Minor, Op. 43, II. Moderato con moto
3. Symphony No 4 in C Minor, Op. 43, III. Largo - Allegro

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