Made in Lithuania
1 Audio CD
© 2018 London Philharmonic Orchestra Ltd.
℗ 2018 London Philharmonic Orchestra Ltd.
Recorded live at Southbank Centre's Royal Festival Hall, London, on 13 December 2003.
Producer: Tony Harrison
Engineer: Limo Hearn, Floating Earth
Total playing time: 70:33
Released: March 2018
CD: Shostakovich Symphony No. 7
LPO conducted by Kurt Masur
Shostakovich Symphony No. 7 in C major 'Leningrad', Op. 60
Kurt Masur conductor
London Philharmonic Orchestra
“I think it’s quite an exceptional performance... The build up to the catastrophic climax is tremendous”
Stephen Johnson, BBC Record Review, June 2018
"Kurt Masur...[gives] the opening a Beethoven-like nobility and vigour. One may admire all the more how Shostakovich masterfully sets the scene, the music dwindling down to a deep-focus calm out of which emerges the infamous 'invasion' theme, sounding perky and innocent at first but slowly and inexorably building to panic-stricken horror." Four stars
Daniel Jaffé, BBC Music Magazine, May 2018