Search engine's a [...], please direct me to good Shostakovich
Dec 9, 2007 at 8:53 AM Thread Starter Post #1 of 4

Assorted

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I used to think contemporary symphonies were... rather too abstract and sometimes boring. I can never really like things like Mahler's 5th, but actually playing, being a participant in the symphony is another different thing. I've been exposed to the Shostakovich Symp 10 which we sight read in rehearsal. Did that really open my ears.

I would like a recommendation on a good recording of this crazy symphony. Maybe whacky interpretations, spun-out of control tempos, and some crazy performance. The piece has me too absorbed, I can't concentrate on the notes anymore
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Dec 9, 2007 at 9:22 AM Post #2 of 4

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Kondrashin, accept no substitutes.
 
Dec 9, 2007 at 11:12 PM Post #4 of 4

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Sorry about your wallet, Assorted: once you get into DSCH there's a lot of great music to buy, and the tenth is by no means an exception to the general standard. Once you've got all the symphonies, all the string quartets, the piano & violin concertos and the preludes & fugues you'll still only be getting started.
 

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