Shostakovich: Symphony No 4
Release date: 4 October 2019
LSO0832 | 822231183228
Hybrid SACD | Jewel case
SACD incl.stereo | multi-channel 5.1
Producer: Nicholas Parker
Engineering: Classic Sound Ltd
Recorded live at Barbican Hall, November 2018
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.
|Performers||London Symphony Orchestra|
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