Gianandrea Noseda announced last night that he plans to record the 15 Shostakovich symphonies for the LSO Live label over the next few seasons.
This is an intriguing prospect on several counts. Noseda spent 10 years as resident conductor at the Mariinsky Theatre and is fluent in Russian language and culture.
His take on the complete Shostakovich will come up against evolving cycles from Vasily Petrenko in Liverpool (on Naxos) and Andris Nelsons in Boston (on DG). There’s a prospect of really fruitful contrasts.
photo: Teatro Reggio, Torino
Noseda is incoming music director at the National Symphony Orchestra in Washington and principal guest with the LSO.