Was Mravinsky #1 in Shostakovich?main
The rare memoir of Evgeny Mravinsky that we published earlier established the Leningrad conductor as the premier Shostakovich interpreter.
Most of his recordings are impressive. This one less so.
Kurt Sanderling told me once long ago that he would take over each new symphony with the Leningrad Philharmonic after the first or second performance.