Interpretively, this installment in the BSO’s cycle of Dmitri Shostakovich’s fifteen symphonies is occasionally (and a bit surprisingly) spotty.
Despite Shostakovich’s often-dissonant approach, the Fourteenth has always been highly-regarded if infrequently-played.
There’s an apparent level of trust between the BSO and its leader, best demonstrated by the spirited excellence of the orchestra’s playing of late.
At least waiting for Andris Nelsons to take over the orchestra is done. And we don’t have to bide too much time before we get to hear more from him: his first subscription series with the BSO kicks off on Wednesday.