Shostakovich: Symphonies Nos 5, 6 & 7

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COMPOSERS: Shostakovich
LABELS: Music & Arts
WORKS: Symphonies Nos 5, 6 & 7
PERFORMER: Philadelphia Orchestra; NBC SO/Leopold Stokowski
CATALOGUE NO: CD-1232 (1939-42)

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In Shostakovich, Stokowski cultivates an uncommon strain of seductive lyricism. Excitement in the Fifth and Sixth is limited by timid timpani playing, while in the Seventh the sound is constricted. David Breckbill