"With its epic scale and vivid cinematographic imagery, Shostakovich's Eleventh particularly benefits from the extra adrenalin that flows from a live performance. …Mikhail Pletnev and the Russian National Orchestra… pack a mighty punch in the finale, projecting the stream of revolutionary songs that jostle with each other for prominence with unbridled vehemence. The brilliant recording accommodates the seemingly relentless wave of aggression from the orchestra's brass and percussion section with chilling immediacy."
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Shostakovich: Symphony No. 11 in G minor, Op. 103 'The year 1905'