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Shostakovich: Symphony no 8 / Rostropovich, London SO

Album Summary

>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Symphony no 8 in C minor, Op. 65
Conductor Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

"The performance is one of the finest I have ever heard of anything.The emotion is raw and real. Compared to others this is a recording that has all the difference between looking at a photo of Antarctica and actually walking out on the icepacks. Something tracially dangerous was given voice that night at the Barbican and is now bottled up, none too safely I imagine, on this LSO Live CD." - ClassicsToday.com

Gramophone Magazine
Rostropovich's way with the sorrowful passacaglia, and especially its final glimpse of the pale dawn of the finale, is intensely moving.

BBC Music Magazine
The most overwhelming performance; could musical expression possibly go further?


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>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Symphony no 8 in C minor, Op. 65
  • Conductor: Mstislav Rostropovich
  • Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: Barbican Hall, London, England (11/03/2004-11/04/2004)
  • Running Time: 68 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1943