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Which versions of Shostakovich symphonies do you like best?

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... an opening of those magic casements ...

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« 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.
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… music is not only an `entertainment’, nor a mere luxury, but a necessity of the spiritual if not of the physical life, an opening of those magic casements through which we can catch a glimpse of that country where ultimate reality will be found.  RVW, 1948

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