SHOSTAKOVICH - COMPLETE SYMPHONIES & CONCERTOS (107551 / 107552)
Nobody is better suited to undertake such a challenge than Valery Gergiev and his Mariinsky Orchestra. Over a period of a year all 15 Symphonies and 6 Concertos have been recorded at Salle Pleyel in Paris. What an adventure for the artists and the big production team! Never before in the history of television has something like this been undertaken including the very first "Ring" for television at Bayreuth.
SPECIAL FEATURES: The Shostakovich Cycle includes introductions for each symphony and concerto by Valery Gergiev. The fascinating documentary "Dmitri Shostakovich - A Man of Many Faces" explores the life and work of the composer based on rare archive footage and interviews.