Scholars have suggested that the 10th Symphony by Shostakovich is closest in spirit not to his Russian roots, but to the northern starkness of Carl Nielsen. Paavo Järvi conducts.
Nielsen: Symphony No. 5, Op. 50
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 10 in E Minor, Op. 93
Nielsen:Helios Overture (Jean Martinon, conductor; from CD)