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165 of 168 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A bargain. Perfect for both "beginners" and compleatists.
I am actually more than mildly surprised to see this boxed set of the Shostakovich symphonies, performed by Rudolf Barshai and the Southwest Radio Orchestra (Germany) listed here. Brilliant Classics is not a label that gets wide distribution (although one can find releases on this label if one knows where to look).
Any – perhaps every – collector of the...
Published on 21 Aug 2003 by Bob Zeidler

50 of 57 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding value
This complete set of Shostakovich symphonies bears the stamp of authority from a conductor who knew the composer and who gave the first performance of the 14th Symphony. Affection for and understanding of the music are evident everywhere, although not all the recordings would be first choices and some of the playing leaves a lot to be desired. However, for an inexpensive...
Published on 11 Jan 2006


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Shostakovich: Symphonies by Rudolph Barshai, Sergei Aleksashkin & The Choral Academy Moscow WDR Sinfoniechor Köln
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