Shostakovich - Symphony no.11
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Cat No: CHSA5278
Number of Discs: 1
Release Date: 27th March 2020
The BBC Philharmonic under John Storgårds captures the tremendous intensity of the work in this Surround Sound hybrid SACD recording. For perhaps the first time for sixty years, this recording uses four church bells, on loan from the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, rather than the standard orchestral tubular bells. Church bells may be heard on the earliest recording of the Eleventh Symphony, by the Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra under Yevgeny Mravinsky in 1959, and may therefore be presumed to have the composer’s approval. John Storgårds has chosen to let them ring on after the end of the work, an option also favoured in performance by Mstislav Rostropovich.
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