The story of Soviet music-making and the complex creative choreography it demanded from Dmitri Shostakovich is the inspiration behind Under Stalin’s Shadow
, the Boston Symphony Orchestra’s revelatory series of albums for Deutsche Grammophon conducted by its Music Director Andris Nelsons. Their latest recording, released today, presents Shostakovich’s Sixth and Seventh Symphonies together with the composer’s Suite from the Incidental Music to King Lear
and the Festive Overture
. Its predecessor, a compelling pairing of the Fourth and Eleventh Symphonies, has been nominated in the Best Orchestral Performance and Best Engineered Album, Classical categories for the 2019 Grammy Awards. The album is out now.