From the Lebrecht Album of the Week:
If I have a small reservation about the Boston Symphony’s playing under Andris Nelsons, it is that they lack the ragged edges that Shostakovich might have expected to hear in music of such half-blinded rage. Russian orchestras leave blood on the floor after playing Shostakovich 7. Boston leaves, at most, tissues.
The Nelsons Shostakovich cycle is, however, proving epochal, a must-have guide to the works of this great master….
Read on here.