Shostakovich: Symphony No 10

Robert Benson
Classical CD Review (US)

Melba's live recording of Shostakovich's Symphony No. 10 is a commendable effort.

The Australian Youth Orchestra gave its first concert in Sydney in 1957 and features the finest young Australian players; they give many concerts and tours. Alexander Anissimov has recorded symphonies of Glazunov and Rachmaninoff ... as well as other Russian music. This Shostakovich recording was made during concerts May 11-12, 2005 in the Sydney Opera House Concert Hall. Producers were Maria Vandamme and Ian Perry, Location Sound Engineer was Tony David Gray,and the SACD mix was by Richard Girvan and Ian Perry.

The performance is excellent by any standards ...