Shostakovich: Symphony No. 4 - Noseda
LSO Live LSO0832
Classical - Orchestral
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 4
London Symphony Orchestra
Gianandrea Noseda (conductor)
Shostakovich at one point thought his Fourth Symphony was the best thing he’d ever written. Extravagant and challenging in equal measure, it’s a work of epic proportions, requiring over 100 musicians including large percussion and brass sections. Owing to Soviet censure, the work went unperformed for almost 30 years after it was completed, until in 1961 it was revealed as one of the significant milestones of the composer’s output, the work that solidified him as a master symphonist.
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