|Cover design by Thomas Upshur|
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 13, Op. 113 ("Babi Yar")
Philadelphia Orchestra conducted by Eugene Ormandy
with Tom Krause, baritone, and the Male Chorus of the Mendelssohn Club
Recorded January 21 and 23, 1970
RCA Red Seal LSC-3162, one stereo LP record
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I'm very fond of this recording; I got to know the work through it some thirty-seven years ago from, believe it or not, an 8-track tape! Ormandy went on to make early recordings of Shostakovich's last two symphonies; I also had the Fifteenth as an 8-track.
Links for my previous posts are now restored going as far back as April, 2011, and I hope to have everything back up and running within the week.