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to answer the question posed...

In response to the confused poster who wondered why the same recording is sold, on iTunes, for more money. A quick look at the other Bernstein-Shostakovitch 5 will show that this one is four minutes longer. Also - there are different release dates. Both indicate two different recordings. Finally - the two albums have different companion pieces. It's like apples and oranges. As for this or the other version, I would suggest the other version (and both are available as 'works' only for the same price), only because I think the other one is the one he recorded in Russia in 1959. This was a monumental opportunity and I think the energy is reflected in the rendering. Also, it's yet another reason why we should thank our lucky stars that Leonard Bernstein lived among us only recently.


This same recording is available on iTunes for two dollars more, I think. Why is this? And what is even more confusing to me is that more people purchased the more costly one.


Born: November 18, 1899 in Budapest, Hungary

Genre: Classical

Years Active: '40s, '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s

Over a period of four decades, from the 1940s until the beginning of the '80s, Eugene Ormandy was a mainstay of the classical music world. As music director of the Philadelphia Orchestra for more than 40 years, beginning in 1938, he was one of the most popular conductors in America, and his recordings with that orchestra on the Columbia Masterworks label consistently outsold by a wide margin the recordings of the admittedly superior New York Philharmonic under Dimitri Mitropoulos. Ormandy was a supremely...
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Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5, Cello Concerto, Eugene Ormandy
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  • $9.99
  • Genres: Classical, Music
  • Released: Feb 28, 1989

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