First new release for several years from the amazing Moscow Soloists and their charismatic director the great Yuri Bashmet.
Couples the most famous of the Barshai arrangements of the string quartets (no 8) with two little known symphonies by friends of Shostakovich, the Sviridov being a world première recording.
Timed for release for Shostakovich centenary year (2006)
Previous CD on Sony of works by Brahms and Shostakovich highly praised.
Moscow Soloists and Bashmet go on tour with this repertoire: Japan (October), Belgium (November) Holland (December), Asia, China and India (January) USA & Canada (February).