Mstislav Rostropovich

London Symphony Orchestra (Rostropovich) – ‘Shostakovich: Symphony No.8 in C minor, Op. 65’ An SACD review by Mark Jordan

Recordings like this don’t come along very often. Buy it. Here’s why.

First of all, Shostakovich was a major composer of the twentieth century, and his ‘Symphony No. 8’ is arguably his greatest work. read more…

Russian State Symphony Orchestra (Yablonsky) – ‘Rachmaninov: Piano Concertos Nos.2 and 3’ A DVD-Audio review by Chris Salocks

I’ve enjoyed many of Konstantin Scherbakov’s other recordings, such as his EMI disc of Johann Strauss transcriptions and his series of Godowsky recordings on Marco Polo, and was looking forward to hear what he would do with these magnificent Rachmaninov concertos. read more…

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