If you are only going to have one Shostakovich violin concerto #1, get the one by Oistrakh that is paired with Rostropovich playing the cello concerto.
#1 choice for historical reasons. Excellent performances, I think everyone agrees, but not modern sound.
If you are going to have two, then your other one should probably be in the best modern sound, and there are many options
Updated Nov-04-2011 at 06:27 by science
Let's see here. Been awhile.
Perhaps the single greatest highlight of the past few days' listening for me was Chausson's Concert in D for piano, violin, and string quartet. Loved its range of tone and emotion. Romantic to the core. I cannot imagine why this isn't more popular.
I am still in the beginning stages of uploading my music to my new computer, and it has given me an opportunity to revisit some of my old favorites.
There's a good one. There are a few other works on the disk, but I only listened to Scheherazade, which my wife recognized as Kim Yeon-Ah's skating music.
This may be a bit overplayed, but let that not distract us from the greatness
There it is.
I still haven't uploaded very much of my music yet, and I've been sticking to the most famous of it for now, so I'm not going astray yet.
I'm not sure what to make of Music for 18 Musicians, but I like to listen to it. The first time I listened to it, for about five minutes I was wondering if it was a joke. Then I was in some kind of trance. Now, familiar with
I'm not overly tempted to purchase any music these days, as I've just started a project that will take at least a couple of months: loading up the CDs I already own to my new Mac.
BTW - I am a full-fledged Mac convert. Best computer I ever owned. I do not foresee myself returning to the PC fold.
Anyway, so my listening for now has been limited to the stuff I decided to upload first. For instance, I've just finished Schumann's Fantasie by Pollini: