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Works on This Recording
Symphony no 1 in F minor, Op. 10 by Dmitri Shostakovich
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1924-1925; USSR
Date of Recording: 03/05/1960
Venue: Carnegie Hall, New York
Length: 33 Minutes 36 Secs.
Average Customer Review: ( 1 Customer Review )
Superb Stokowski February 24, 2016
By ben cutler (somerville, NJ) See All My Reviews
"Why do we need a third Shostakovich First from Stokowski? Easy! This is the most intense performance of the three, and none of them are bad! And the Variations on a Theme of Tallis also repeats a recorded performance done somewhat later. At over 17 minutes this may be the slowest Tallis on record. I find it to be deeper and richer than ever. Others may disagree, but this is my treasure island performance. Robert Kurka's Symphonic Epilogue on Julius Caesar is a far better and more involving piece of music than the ungainly title suggests.Superb music by a composer who surely would have been one of America's greatest composers had Leukemia not struck him down at 37. Only the Amirov is a lemon. The NYPO is definitely NOT a lemon. They play gloriously in all 4 works. This disc demonstrates once more just how good the NYPO of the 1940s could be."