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Forget Petrenko - go for this.,
This review is from: Karel Ancerl Gold Edition Vol.23. Shostakovich - Symphony No 7 'Leningrad' (Audio CD)
Forget the latest Petrenko on Naxos and opt for this stunning performance in "dated" analogue mono sound. It is really outstanding and demonstrates just how gifted a conductor Ancerl was. One soon realises that no allowance has to be made for the mono sound as this is forgotten in light of the wonderfully dramatic impact of the music making. No doubt Petrenko's version will have its followers and I do admire much of what he does and his contribution to the international reputation the Liverpool orchestra has BUT Ancerl demonstrates just how this monumental symphony should be interpreted.