Shostakovich Symphonies, Cycles & Otherwise

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Quote from: relm1 on January 25, 2023, 04:21:17 PMWhat do you think of Bernstein's/CSO?  That interpretation brought Maxim Shostakovich to teers as it was a live performance, and he was in the audience.  To me, that is the pinnacle of this work to which all other interpretations are compared.  Yes, yes, it is Shostakovich by way of Mahler but that is also the essence of Shostakovich.

If you have any interest in this work the Bernstein/CSO performance MUST be heard.  That does not mean it is the "best" or whatever but it is a quite unique and utterly compelling interpretation backed up by remarkable playing by the Chicago All Stars.