The story of how Shostakovich pulled his 4th Symphony from it's first performance in 1936 is well known. Another attempt at a performance in 1942 failed because of the Nazi blockade of Leningrad. After which the score vanished until it was restored and premiered in 1961. Much can be read into this vast epic masterpiece, which is given a truly stupendous performance on this disc. The recording dynamic is of floor shaking proportions to delight any Hi-Fi lovers.