DG to release five live albums centred on Shostakovich's Symphonies Nos 5-10
The Boston Symphony Orchestra and their Music Director Andris Nelsons have announced a new recording partnership with Deutsche Grammophon, which will comprise of live recordings of Shostakovich's Symphonies Nos 5-10 plus incidental music from King Lear, Hamlet and Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk.
The first album, 'Shostakovich under Stalin's Shadow', will feature Symphony No 10 and the Passacaglia from Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk and will be released in the summer of 2015. The second instalment of the series will be released in May 2016 and will be a double-album including Symphonies Nos 5, 8 and 9, and incidental music from Hamlet. The third release, due in summer 2017, will be another double-album of Symphonies Nos 6 and 7, plus music from King Lear.
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