Vladimir Ashkenazy - Shostakovich: Complete Symphonies (2007)
XLD Rip | FLAC (Tracks) +cue, log, artworks -3 gb |MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 1.8 gb | 12:37:45
Classical | Label: Decca | Release Year: 2007
The objective manner may disappoint those who remember Ashkenazy's more flamboyant pianism but this kind of plain-spoken Shostakovich could make a good benchmark library choice. The conscientious avoidance of either high gloss of interpretative point-scoring is carried over into the three new performances produced in-house by the NHK Symphony, an orchestra with which Ashkenazy has been associated as music director and latterly conductor laureate.