Shostakovich: Symphony No 10

16/03/2007
Fran├žois-Xavier Lacroux
La France Catholique (France)

The Australian Youth Orchestra and its conductor, Alexander Anissimov provide us with an excellent rendition of the oppressive climate of the symphony. Their tone is powerful, without weakness. The width of the sound gives the orchestra a chance to express itself fully and the result is stunning. This recording is a major achievement of this work which still thrills us today.