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Shostakovich - Complete Symphonies ~ Dmitry Shostakovich
Shostakovich - Complete Symphonies ~ Dmitry Shostakovich
15 of 18 people found the following review helpful
I was introduced to the work of Dimitri Shostakovich purely by chance after hearing a small piece of his 8th Symphony in a film. I wanted to hear more of his work - and if you do too, then this set is a great place to start. It contains all of his major symphonies and Rudolf Barshai does a very good job of replicating most of the works as near as possible to how Shostakovich may have wanted them to be performed. I have compared some of the works to other recordings by different orchestras and conductors and they seem slow and lethargic in comparison. Having listened to works where Shostakovich himself has been involved in the performances, this again confirms the theory for me. There are… Read more

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