Pungent, idiomatic Shostakovich

From the Lebrecht Album of the Week:

There was a year or so when it was touch and go whether Gianandrea Noseda or Simon Rattle was going to be the next music director of the London Symphony Orchestra. In the end, the LSO got the best of both worlds, with Rattle as #1 and Noseda, now in Washington DC, flying in three or four times a year with hair-raising performances.

This account of Shostakovich 8…

 

 

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