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Shostakovich Symphonies under Rudolf Barschai

The conductor Rudolf Barschai has completed his recordings of the complete symphonies of Dmitri Shostakovich at West German Radio. The complete recordings will shortly be available from a Dutch label.

Barschai has become renowned not only as a conductor but also for his orchestrations of selected string quartets of Shostakovich. One of the most frequently performed works of this series is the Chamber Symphony, Op. 110a based on Shostakovich's String Quartet No. 8.