Shostakovich Symphony No. 10
After his music had been publicly denounced for being too abstract in 1948, Shostakovich had finally plucked up the courage to write another symphony.
Ever since Kirill Kondrashin and Bernard Haitink first led performances of Shostakovich's Symphonies in the late 1970's, the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra has astonished audiences and record buyers with their level of refinement and involvement in this repertoire. With the tenure of Mariss Jansons, a degree of authenticity is added; like Kondrashin before him, Jansons has experienced himself what it is like to work under Soviet conditions.
Following the award winning RCO Live release of his interpretation of Shostakovich's Seventh Symphony, Jansons's take on the composer's Tenth Symphony, presented in this new hybrid SACD, adds a another benchmark performance to the orchestra's discography.
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Mariss Jansons, chief conductor
'Jansons brings an overwhelming Shostakovich'
- Maarten Beirens, De Standaard
'Jansons spectaculary solves riddles in Shostakovich's Tenth... Jansons, who witnessed von Karajan's legendary 1969 performance of the Tenth in Moscow, equalled that performance on all fronts on Thursday. Here spoke D.SCH.'
- Peter van der Lint, Trouw
'Jansons is sensual, subtle and agressive... The Tenth, already so full of ideas, was thus given the face of a human life compressed into an hour, including all the shades between despair, exuberance and agression. The latter was at times depicted so frighteningly that there were even a few nervous giggles.'
- Mischa Spel, NRC Handelsblad
|Dmitry Shostakovich: Symphony No. 10 in E minor, Op. 93 (1953)|
|04.||Andante - Allegro||13:09|
|total playing time||53:17|