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This review is from: Shostakovich: Symphony No.11 (Audio CD)
This is the first Shostakovich I have ever bought, and on the strentgh of this CD I will definitely be buying more. This is also the first LSO Live CD I have bought, and it truly is a fantastic bargain.
The performance vividly brings to life the bleak nature of the work and on the whole is a perfectly judged reading which never breaks the spell created by the darkly subtle opening. The musicians shine through the average sound quality and the CD partly recreate what must have an incredible live experience, ( what CD has ever come close to the thrill of being in the same room as a full orchestra?).
Fantastic...I would have happily paid a few pounds more.