|Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975)|
Festive Overture, Op. 96
Symphony No. 5 in D minor, Op. 47
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Conducted by Grzegorz Nowak and recorded in the excellent acoustics of Cadogan Hall, Shostakovich’s Symphony No.5 is dark and full of the drama of the Soviet age, with the Festive Overture an irrepressibly breezy contrast.