Notes & Reviews:
A new chapter in this exciting performance history of the symphony has now been written by the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra under its music director Andris Nelsons with a thrilling reading notable for its musical focus and depth and, not least, for its contrasts between rhythmic power and lyrical tenderness.
BBC Music Magazine, March 2013
Nelsons and the CBSO propel the opening paragraph of the Symphony with tremendous energy and heroic determination, adopting a tempo that is perhaps a notch faster than Shostakovich's more measured direction of Allegretto...there is some sensitive playing from the CBSO's wind section.
Gramophone Magazine, February 2013
With Nelsons there is a strong reminder of Stravinsky in the acute sonorities, though Stravinsky at his most Russian. Nelsons is excellent at judging the music's momentum, a considerable problem in the first movement but which he helps to solve by allowing himself some flexibility in tempo, not always marked in the score but musically justified.
International Record Review, March 2013
A fine and often involving account ... the recorded sound maintains the excellent results Orfeo has been obtaining from Symphony Hall's fabled acoustic.
Recording information: Symphony Hall, Birmingham (11/10/2011-11/12/2011).
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Works DetailsShostakovich, Dmitri : Symphony no 7 (as used in the film "Testimony")
- Conductor: Andris Nelsons
- Ensemble: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
- Notes: Symphony Hall, Birmingham (11/10/2011-11/12/2011)
- Running Time: 75 min. 26 sec.
- Period Time: Modern
- Form: Orchestral
- Written: 1941