Recorded during live performances at Chicago's Orchestra Hall in September 2006, the Shostakovich is conducted by Myung-Whun Chung, the Korean-American maestro who is currently chief conductor of the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio-France and the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra.
The new release will be available for download exclusively at iTunes for 60 days beginning on January 8; as of March 11, other digital music outlets such as Amazon.com, eMusic and Rhapsody will carry the recording as well. The price for the release is $7.99, which includes a seven-page booklet with notes and biographies.
CSO Resound was launched last May with a CD of Mahler's Third Symphony conducted by Bernard Haitink; the label's second release, of Haitink conducting Bruckner's Symphony No. 7, appeared in September. For more information on CSO Resound, visit www.cso.org/resound.