Howard Shore (at last!) releases on his own label stunning performance of his ambitious symphony drawn from all three LORD OF THE RING films. Massive piece of music is replete with all major thematic ideas, presented not as film music but as coherent symphonic work of epic proportions. Recorded in concert on February 12 & 13, 2011 in Switzerland. Ludwig Wicki conducts 21st Ceentury Symphony Orchestra & Chorus.