Shostakovich: Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk

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COMPOSERS: Shostakovich
LABELS: DG
WORKS: Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk
PERFORMER: Haugland, Langridge, Ewing; Opéra Bastille Chorus & Orchestra/Chung
CATALOGUE NO: DG 477 9118

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Slightly less idiomatic than Rostropovich’s EMI recording with Vishnevskaya, Chung’s version of Shostakovich’s sardonic tragedy still packs tremendous punch. Michael Scott Rohan