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Title: Which versions of Shostakovich symphonies do you like best?
Post by: dhibbard on June 14, 2017, 04:09:02 pm
OK  as a  collector of LPs CDs and various mp3s of the DS's symphonies... what versions do you like the best?  I especially like the Rostropovich recordings.  Actually, I remember Rostropovich performing the DS Cello Concerto with the DSO several years ago.. I was in the front row.. on edge of my seat with every note.  Also... Neeme Jarvi's are also great additions.


Title: Re: Which versions of Shostakovich symphonies do you like best?
Post by: dhibbard on June 14, 2017, 07:39:24 pm
Kondrashin's are wonderful... but very expensive.


Title: Re: Which versions of Shostakovich symphonies do you like best?
Post by: Toby Esterhase on June 15, 2017, 02:35:42 am
Haitink in Shostakovich's Eight: brass section of the Concertgebouw has precision and power that lacks at Leningrad's Mravinsky


Title: Re: Which versions of Shostakovich symphonies do you like best?
Post by: Christo on June 15, 2017, 09:19:10 am
Haitink in Shostakovich's Eight: brass section of the Concertgebouw has precision and power that lacks at Leningrad's Mravinsky
Totally agree.