Shostakovich: Symphony No 10

Murray Black
The Australian (Australia)
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This live recording is taken from two performances at the Sydney Opera House in 2005 … it’s hard to fault the Australian Youth Orchestra’s playing: beautiful and technically impressive. The strings have depth and definition, leavening their dark-hued sonorities with passages of appealing warmth. The winds sound characterful and tonally refined, the brass plays with resplendent polish and conductor Alexander Anissimov sustains excellent balance throughout …