Shostakovich: Symphony No. 7 ‘Leningrad’

Shostakovich’s moving testament of war

Released for the first time in the West, a very rare and remastered recording of Dmitri¬†Shostakovich‘s “Leningrad” Symphony. Recordings of famed Soviet conductor Konstantin Ivanov are rare and highly coveted as Ivanov preferred public performance to recording, and those recordings he did make rarely made their way to the West. Shostakovich’s “Leningrad” Symphony is one of his most enduring works, seen as a resistance piece to the Nazi invasion of Eastern Europe. It is still regularly performed at the Leningrad Cemetery in memory of the millions who lost their lives in the war.