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Shostakovich - Symphony 11 Import

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  • Orchestra: Houston Symphony Orchestra
  • Conductor: Leopold Stokowski
  • Composer: Dmitry Shostakovich
  • Audio CD (15 Mar. 1994)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: EMI
  • ASIN: B000002S5Q
  • Other Editions: Audio CD |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 375,845 in CDs & Vinyl (See Top 100 in CDs & Vinyl)
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This has always been the version of Shostakovich's Symphony No. 11 to go by. All others pale against this. This first appeared as a double vinyl LP in the 1960s, then as a single LP in the 1970s, and now on this CD. But give credit where all the credit is due: Stokowski extracts a deeply felt performance from the Houston Symphony Orchestra that catches all the nuances of the slow passages of each movement. But kudos go to the sound engineers who capture the incredible bass passages in the last movement. Since this is also a mid-price CD, this is the one to get. --Paul Cook

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