Shostakovich: Symphony No 15, CD review Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, cond Bernard Haitink.

Shostakovich: Symphony No 15

Geoffrey Norris of The Daily Telegraph writes as follows: "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. We might not fully understand the allusions that Shostakovich weaves in, but, when it is performed with such sensitivity and impact, they take their place in an overwhelming scheme."