In stores of both the brick-and-mortar and online varieties today, as well as downloadable from iTunes, the new CSO Resound recording of Shostakovich's Fourth Symphony is yours for the buying. Bernard Haitink conducts. I can't give an unbiased opinion, so I'll refer you to the Telegraph and the Guardian. Sweetening the deal is a bonus DVD of the Beyond the Score presentation about the symphony's genesis, written by Gerard McBurney and narrated by McBurney and Court Theatre-founder and classicist Nicholas Rudall, with video of the CSO and Haitink performing excerpts.
I reviewed that presentation postively when it debuted in 2006, before I joined the CSO administration, and it's been slightly modified since then. The Stalinist heckler I mention in that review won't be heard on the DVD, since the presentation was edited anew and retaped. The DVD also includes a touching 15-minute interview with Haitink on how he came to know Shostakovich's symphonies. (On first encounter with the Fourth: You think it is this massive "dinosaurus."
The CSO also plays the Fourth at the Proms tonight, which can be heard here. (Click on the Radio 3 Live icon in the right column.) Haitink led Mark-Anthony Turnage's Chicago Remains and a crushing Mahler 6 yesterday, a concert that's available for streaming for the next seven days. And, as per the first "A Plug," Mahler 6 is, wouldn't you know, also available on CSO Resound.