DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH (1906-1975): Chamber Symphonies Nos. 1-5 (arr. Rudolf Barshai [b.1924]).
Catalogue Number: 01J075
Label: Brilliant Classics
Description: There are inches of shelf-space occupied by recordings of the best-known of these string orchestra arrangements - Op. 110a (the Eighth Quartet) - but either very few or none of the other four exist on disc. The fact that Barshai himself is conducting, the recordings are new and unissued (made live in 2005) and the budget-price, make this a no-brainer for collectors of this repertoire. 2 CDs. Orchesra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi; Rudolf Barshai.