Notes & Reviews:
All concerts given by Bernard Haitink, in his capacity as honorary conductor of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, are considered high points of the Amsterdam concert season.
In March 2010, Haitink made a guest appearance with the orchestra conducting a program featuring Brahms's Violin Concerto (with Frank Peter Zimmermann as soloist) and Dmitry Shostakovich's Fifteenth Symphony. The entire concert was televised live and the audio recording of the Fifteenth Symphony is now presented here on this Super Audio CD release for the pleasure of music lovers everywhere.
In the widely acclaimed Shostakovich cycle realized by Haitink conducting the Concertgebouw Orchestra and the London Philharmonic Orchestra in the 1970s, the Fifteenth Symphony was recorded by the LPO. Now nearly 40 years later, the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, under the direction of its conductor laureate, is very proud indeed to add the present recording of Shostakovich's swansong to its discography.
"This performance of Shostakovich’s final symphony testifies both to Bernard Haitink’s searching way of interpreting the Russian composer and to the orchestra’s ready appreciation of the emotional range that the Fifteenth embraces." -The Daily TelegraphNotes & Reviews:
Recording information: Concertgebouw Amsterdam (03/17/2010-03/21/2010).
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Works DetailsShostakovich, Dmitri : Symphony no 15 in A major, Op. 141
- Conductor: Bernard Haitink
- Ensemble: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
- Notes: Concertgebouw Amsterdam (03/17/2010-03/21/2010)
- Running Time: 46 min. 33 sec.
- Period Time: Modern
- Form: Orchestral
- Written: 1971
- Studio/Live: Live