“Maxim Shostakovich eschews histrionic gesture; there is much quiet eloquence, grandeur of outline and an impressive gravity to his soberly measured account of the first movement. … The scherzo is massively weighty, brutal but less pointedly vicious than usual. The centre of gravity of the finale and of this whole performance is clearly the intensely expressive paragraph which follows the towering statement of Shostakovich’s D-S-C-H monogram; Maxim’s earlier restraint has saved a great emotional burden for this moment, and it is deeply moving. … Maxim Shostakovich should be compared with Haitink for noble sobriety”—Gramophone
Alto returns this outstanding recording of Shostakovich’s Tenth Symphony to international availability in this value-priced edition.
Symphony No.10 in e minor, Op.93
1 – Moderato 27:19
2 – Scherzo. Allegro vivace con delicatezza 4:32
3 – Allegretto–Largo 13:44
4 – Andante–Allegro 13:45
Producer: James Mallinson Engineer: Simon Rhodes Remastering: Paul Arden-Taylor Originally released on Collins Classics