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Three of Shostakovich's Best Pieces in One CD

Disregarding his 10th Symphony, the 5th Symphony, 7th Symphony, and Festive Overture are some of Shostakovich's most well-known and well-liked pieces. Vladimir Ashkenazy does each piece justice, performing them at the right tempo. The tempo of the Festive Overture even almost reaches Shostakovich's desired tempo for the piece. I recommend this CD to those who would like to have three of Shostie's best works on a single CD. 5 Stars!


Formed: 1946 in England

Genre: Classical

Years Active: '40s, '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

Indelibly linked to its founder, Sir Thomas Beecham, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (RPO) is considered one of the four major orchestras based in London. Established in 1946 in connection with the Royal Philharmonic Society, the orchestra's title was directly approved by King George VI. Although it has often had to fight for its survival, the RPO remains one of the busiest ensembles in Great Britain. The orchestra annually offers a set of concert series in three London venues (Royal Festival Hall,...
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Shostakovich: Symphonies 5 & 7, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
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  • $11.99
  • Genres: Classical, Music
  • Released: Jan 01, 2006

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