Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Dimitri Shostakovich: Symphony 15
14 Nov 2011
Other participants: Bernard Haitink, Frank Peter Zimmermann
In March 2010, Haitink made a guest appearance with the orchestra conducting a programme featuring Brahms’s Violin Concerto (with Frank Peter Zimmermann as soloist) and Dmitry Shostakovich’s Fifteenth Symphony. The entire concert was televised live, and the audio recording of the Fifteenth Symphony is now presented here on this Super Audio album release for the pleasure of music lovers everywhere.
In the widely acclaimed Shostakovich cycle realised by Haitink conducting the Concertgebouw Orchestra and the London Philharmonic Orchestra in the 1970s, the Fifteenth Symphony was recorded by the LPO. Now nearly forty years later, the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, under the direction of its conductor laureate, is very proud indeed to add the present recording of Shostakovich’s swansong to its discography.