Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Dmitri Shostakovich, Evgeni Mravinsky, Jiri Tomasek|
Shostakovich: Violin Concertos 1 & 2
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An incandescent performance of the Shostakovich First
Santa Fe Listener | Santa Fe, NM USA | 09/24/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"In the Soveit era even the greatest musicians didn't go West very often, if at all. But they did get to Prague and other satellite cities. ON a visit to Prague the greatest condcutor of Shostakovich and the greatest player of shostakovich got together; the results are incredibly fine. Mravinsky and Oistrakh get much more passion and bite out of the Shostakovich first than any other pairing, so much so that I can overlook the boxy, cramped sonics. A classic that can be found on several other labels--it's worth seaarching out which has hte best sound"