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Boston Symphony Orchestra, Shostakovich Symphonies 4 and 11 “The Year 1905”


This two-disc set is the latest in Andris Nelsons and the Boston Symphony Orchestra’s complete Shostakovich symphony cycle. Both pieces have unique historical and political stories. The premiere of the 4th was delayed 25 years due to Soviet authoritarianism, while the 11th commemorates the 40th anniversary of the Bolshevik Revolution.

This album won two Grammy awards in 2019: Best Engineered Album, Classical and Best Orchestra Performance. Previous Nelsons and BSO Shostakovich releases—for symphonies 5, 8, 9, and 10—won the 2016 and 2017 Grammy awards for Best Orchestra Performance.

Boston Symphony Orchestra musicians are members of Local 9-535 (Boston, MA).