After a very striking version of Purcell's Dido and Aeneas, that left no-one unconcerned and won public praise all over the world, Teodor Currentzis and his Siberian orchestra have recorded for Alpha a version of Shostakovich's 14th Symphony that leaves us breathless. He conserved the same approach; a scrupulous respect of the score, the manuscript source and the musicological context; in order to inspire a new energy to the music. Currentzis is not an artist who barges into the music to produce artificial effects. On the contrary, this recording proves again that the strength of his work comes, above all, from a meticulous respect of the score's details, with a coherent larger picture of the interpretation. A lesson that teaches us what the "early music spirit" can provide to all repertoires.

4 étoiles Classica award Classique Info Ring award