Symphony No. 1 in F Minor, Op. 10
Symphony No. 14 in G Minor, Op. 135
Symphony No. 15 in A Major, Op. 141
Chamber Symphony in C Minor, Op. 110a
Alexander Tsymbalyuk · Kristine Opolais
Boston Symphony Orchestra
Andris Nelsons
June 25, 2021

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Andris Nelsons and the Boston Symphony Orchestra continue their Grammy-winning Shostakovich cycle with recordings of Symphonies 1, 14 & 14 and the Chamber Symphony in C Minor. In this latest installment, Andris Nelsons and the Boston Symphony Orchestra bookend the composer’s brilliant, often turbulent symphonic career.

Nearly half a century lies between Shostakovich’s triumphant debut with the First, premiered before his 20th birthday, and the Fifteenth, an inventory of influences written under the shadow of his own mortality. Penned just two years earlier, the Fourteenth is a symphonic song cycle, and the Chamber Symphony is a skillful adaptation of that tragic masterpiece, the Eighth String Quartet.

This album is set to be released 25 June 2021 and available for pre-order now. Listen to the first pre-release track Shostakovich: Symphony No. 15, III. Allegretto now!


“Soprano Kristine Opolais gives us a raw Slavic tone unlike that in her performances of standard opera, but her inner diva nevertheless dramatizes the verses and she finds the humor in “Madam, Look!””

San Francisco Classical Voice

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