This is a world premiere recording in this version arranged for two pianos by the composer himself. "That this is a major Shostakovich release goes without saying, but, more than that, it will hopefully lead to frequent hearings, during the composer's centenary year and beyond, of what is here revealed as an absorbing and perceptive transcription." (International Record Review, May 2005)
"Revelatory version of a spectacular 20th-century orchestral masterwork. Hayroudinoff and Stone impress with their knowledge of the score, giving a well-prepared, gutsy performance…"
Shostakovich Symphony No. 4 (2 piano version)