Shostakovich's enigmatic final symphony

Mikhail Pletnev offers a compelling account – listen to a clip here

Symphony No. 15; Hamlet, Op. 32 – extracts
Russian National Orchestra/Mikhail Pletnev
PentaTone PTC 5186 331 (hybrid CD/SACD)  64:42 mins

‘Mikhail Pletnev delivers a strongly compelling and often illuminating interpretation of Shostakovich’s final symphony.’ Erik Levi

A full review plus star ratings will be published in our August ‘09 issue

Audio clip: Shostakovich: Symphony No. 15 – Allegretto

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Shostakovich's daring first opera