Shostakovich 7th Symphony "Leningrad" - Yevgeny Svetlanov/USSR SO
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KHCD-2010-047DL (STEREO Reel Tape Master) - Shostakovich: Symphony No. 7 in C, Op. 60 "Leningrad" - USSR Symphony Orchestra/Yevgeny Svetlanov - Shostakovich's epic symphony penned during the horrific siege of Leningrad receives a brilliantly blistering account from a Melodiya recording made in the mid-60s, with Yevegeny Svetlanov conducting the USSR Symphony . A one-of -a-kind performance from a rare domestic Melodiya/Angel 3 3/4 ips reel tape; a judicious bit of lower bass was added to the mix to add some weight to the sound. The results are quite satisfactory, and restores a unique traversal of this 20th century Russian masterpiece.