This astonishing trove of archive finds is unavailable anywhere on line

From the Lebrecht Album of the Week:

If the print on this review goes blurry on your screen it’s because I’m still rubbing my eyes at the cast list on this astonishing trove of archive finds, unobtainable anywhere on line. The composer Dmitri Shostakovich was a capable pianist who sometimes participated in his own premieres. The people he played with were the elite of Russian music….

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  • I quite agree about this amazing CD, but the headline is misleading. Certainly these recordings of the Cello Sonata, Piano Quintet, Piano Concerto No. 2 and From Jewish Life are all readily availabe on youtube, and the others may be too.

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