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Andris Nelsons, BSO - Shostakovich Symphonies makes 'Boston Globe Top 10 Classical Albums for 2016'

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The Boston Symphony Orchestra, Andris Nelsons, and Deutsche Grammophon have expanded their award-winning recording partnership by extending their original agreement, which focused primarily on Shostakovich Symphonies 5-10 (works composed during the period of Shostakovich's difficult relationship with Stalin and the Soviet regime, mid-1930s to 1953), to include live recordings of the composer's entire canon of 15 symphonies, plus the masterpiece opera, Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk.  The first album of the new partnership between the BSO, Nelsons, and DG, Shostakovich's Symphony No. 10, released in July 2015, won the Grammy Award for Best Orchestral Performance at the 58th annual Grammy Awards in February 2016.

Here's the Boston Globe Review - Andris Nelsons leads the BSO in a crisp, crackling rendition of three Shostakovich symphonies plus the oddly chipper "Suite from Hamlet," netting the orchestra its second Grammy nomination in as many years. This Deutsch Grammophon recording captures the almost overwhelming effect of experiencing this music in Symphony Hall.

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