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    Default SS 13.06.15 - Shostakovich #8

    A continuation of the Saturday Symphonies Tradition:

    Welcome to another weekend of symphonic listening!

    For your listening pleasure this weekend:

    Dmitri Shostakovich (1906 – 1975)

    Symphony #8 in C minor, Op. 65

    1. Adagio - Allegro non troppo
    2. Allegretto
    3. Allegro non troppo
    4. Largo
    5. Allegretto

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    Post what recording you are going to listen to giving details of Orchestra / Conductor / Chorus / Soloists etc - Enjoy

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    I'm posting this one a little early as I will be out of town tomorrow.

    Looking forward to hearing this Shostakovich work again. I'll be listening to:

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    Rudolf Barshai/WDR Symphony Orchestra

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    I've got the Barshai as an MP3 download of the complete set of 15, so I will go with that as well. My favorite is Kitaenko/cologne
    On SACD

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    My second most favourite Shostakovich Symphony, have about 30 versions.. Will be a difficult choice...



    Russian National Orchestra u. Paavo Berglund (Pentatone)

    Haven't listened to Berglund conducting Pletnev's orchestra for a long time, will be fun to reacquaint myself with this disc!

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    One of my preferred Shostakovich symphonies. I'm surprised it's so far down the list...and the Fourth is farther still!


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    I'm going with Mravinsky/Leningrad. Supposedly some releases of this recording were sped up and slightly sharp, but I believe this is a correct one.

    ALC-1150.jpg

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    Rudolf Barshai/WDR Symphony Orchestra here for me as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by realdealblues View Post
    I'm posting this one a little early as I will be out of town tomorrow.

    Looking forward to hearing this Shostakovich work again. I'll be listening to:

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    Rudolf Barshai/WDR Symphony Orchestra
    I think I'll join you and listen to the Barshai recording too
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mahlerian View Post
    One of my preferred Shostakovich symphonies. I'm surprised it's so far down the list...and the Fourth is farther still!

    I shall go with this version via Spotify

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    Some nice timing here -- I'd revisited the 10th quite recently, and felt like doing the same with the 8th.

    It's Gergiev for me.

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    Side issue: whenever a DSCH work pops up in this thing, it reminds me that the 15th didn't make the cut. I just don't get it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by GreenMamba View Post
    I'm going with Mravinsky/Leningrad. Supposedly some releases of this recording were sped up and slightly sharp, but I believe this is a correct one.

    ALC-1150.jpg
    I'm going with this, and I'll also take in Rozhdestvensky on Olympia (although this says Melodiya the recording and sleeve are the same):

    '...a violator of his word, a libertine over head and ears in debt and disgrace, a despiser of domestic ties, the companion of gamblers and demireps, a man who has just closed half a century without a single claim on the gratitude of his country or the respect of posterity...' - Leigh Hunt on the Prince Regent (later George IV).

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    Quote Originally Posted by GreenMamba View Post
    I'm going with Mravinsky/Leningrad. Supposedly some releases of this recording were sped up and slightly sharp, but I believe this is a correct one.
    ALC-1150.jpg
    One of my favorites as well. The record mentioned by GreenMamba is my choice.
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    Shostakovich: Symphony 8, w. ACO/Haitink (rec.1982). Recording Engineer: Colin Moorfoot.

    Maybe the best from Haitink's heralded cycle with ACO and LPO.


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    Barshai is the only version I currently own so... Barshai it is!

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    Side issue: whenever a DSCH work pops up in this thing, it reminds me that the 15th didn't make the cut. I just don't get it!
    I don't get it either, but I sometimes get the feeling that Shostakovich isn't seen as a very worthy composer. Anyhow, I'm going to go with a couple of recordings not yet mentioned:

    Previn / LSO / DG
    shos 8 1.jpg

    Herbig / Saarbruken / Berlin Classics
    shos 8 2.jpg
    There may come a time when Youtube won't let us do this...

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