At the risk of being redundant (again), I'd like to ask opinions on the best recordings of Shostakovich's symphonies, because I'm looking to expand my collection here, and when searching the forums for "best Shostakovich recordings," the search engine decided that the word "best" was too common and discarded it.
Right now, I've only heard enough recordings of two of the symphonies to form anything resembling an educated opinion. They are:
Symphony No. 5 – Neeme Järvi and the Scottish National Orchestra (Chandos CHAN 8650)
Symphony No. 7 "Leningrad" – Karel Ančerl and the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra (Supraphon 11 1952-2)
I have recordings of the 1st, 6th, 9th, 10th, 12th, and 14th, but I've only heard one or two recordings for each (well, I've heard more for the 10th, but I don't know whose), so I'm hardly in a position to call any of them "the best."