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Shostakovich: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 6 ()

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composed by Dmitry Shostakovich

Although there have been dozens of recordings of Shostakovich's First and Sixth symphonies over the years, there is still a burning need for more recordings of both. Why? Simple: because both works are essentially inscrutable and no conductor has yet plumbed their enigmatic depths. After all, what's a conductor supposed to do with the First, a four-movement work that so thoroughly mixes irony and tragedy that it's often impossible to tell which is which? Or how about with the Sixth, a three-movement work that opens with a ...

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Shostakovich: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 6
2006, Penta Tone

UPC: 827949006869

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