Don't bother purchasing this recording.
(1 out of 5 stars)
"This recording, apparently made before the advent of LP and stereo technology, is a fine recording, but it has its hissings, scratchiness and other noise that was apparently not removed by the engineers who remastered (?) it for this CD. I can't say, since the information about the recording is practically nonexistent. If you also want good information about Shostakovich's Leningrad Symphony (Symphony Number 7) forget this recording. There is practically nothing about the symphony in the notes. There is plenty of information about the conductor, along with a picture of the conductor on the cover and some artwork that has nothing to do with the composer or the circumstances of the time when the Leningrad Symphony was composed. I purchased this recording to replace an older two-LP recording of the symphony made by the New York Philharmonic under the direction of Leonard Bernstein and now I regret purchasing this recording."