Mstislav Rostropovich

Shostakovich: Symphony No 11 ('The Year 1905')

LSO0535 (SACD)

Shostakovich Symphony No 11 ('The Year 1905')

Shostakovich Symphony No 11 ('The Year 1905')

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Mstislav Rostropovich conductor

Grammy Award Nomination - Best Orchestral Recording
Grammy Award Nomination - Best Engineered Classical Recording
Disc of the Month, Editor's Choice Gramophone

When the late Mstislav Rostropovich conducted Shostakovich's music, the results were never less than sensational. The two were close friends and Rostropovich had a unique understanding of the composer's works. The Eleventh Symphony takes a cinematic approach to recounting events surrounding the 1905 Russian revolution. But the intensity of Rostropovich's interpretation and his personal insight point towards Shostakovich's real intentions.

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Disc of the Month
Editor's Choice


'Heightened, almost unbearable tension. With releases like this ... the label has quickly established itself on the international scene.'
New York Times

'A searing performance ... with the LSO on truly staggering form. Rostropovich has something unique to say about this work.'

'The slowly unfolding menace of the opening Adagio is brilliantly captured in this live recording by Rostropovich and the LSO, who make us feel the full terror of the work's violence. A masterly account.'
The Independent

- Best Orchestral Recording

- Best Engineered Classical Recording

'A thrilling and convincing performance.'
The Guardian

'Deeply felt and superbly executed.'
BBC Music Magazine

'Abounds with atmosphere, vigor, and brutal force.'
Discs of 2002
New Yorker


Mstislav Rostropovich conductor
London Symphony Orchestra 

Recording Details

James Mallinson producer
Tony Faulkner sound engineer

Recorded March 2002, Barbican, London
DSD (Direct Stream Digital) recording

Notes in English/en français/auf Deutsch

Catalogue number - LSO0030
UPC - 822231103028

Catalogue number - LSO0535
UPC - 822231103523

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