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SHOSTAKOVICH: SYMPHONY 11 (THE YEAR 1905)- ROSTROPOVICH, LONDON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
SHOSTAKOVICH: SYMPHONY 11 (THE YEAR 1905)- ROSTROPOVICH, LONDON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

SHOSTAKOVICH: SYMPHONY 11 (THE YEAR 1905)- ROSTROPOVICH, LONDON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

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Shostakovich: Symphony No.11 ‘The Year 1905’

London Symphony Orchestra
Mstislav Rostropovich


“A superb performance with excellent sound makes this a benchmark recording and my top CD choice of the year. Shostakovich fans ignore this release at their peril !” (MusicWeb)

“A searing new live account by Rostropovich, well-recorded and unmissable – (he) has something unique to say about this work, transcending any doubts about his conducting … the finale is articulated with tremendous cut and thrust, the sheer heft of the strings mightily impressive … the brass project powerfully as they do in real life, the woodwind audibly composed of individual stylists, the strings sound virile. It’s all here … Play loud or not at all.” (Gramophone)




[1] I. Palace Square: Adagio 20:18
[2] II. 9th January: Allegro 21:40
[3] III. In memoriam: Adagio 13:15
[4] IV. Tocsin: Allegro non troppo 17:19