How to best end Shostakovich’s Fifth Symphony?

How to best end Shostakovich’s Fifth Symphony?

Dmitri Shostakovich (right) photographed with Yevgeny Mravinsky who conducted the Fifth Symphony’s premiere in 1937 It’s not so much the tempo, and they vary considerably, not least Kurt Masur’s massive strides (LPO label), but more the rallentando that most...
Colin’s Column is two years young today!

Colin’s Column is two years young today!

Some stats, as of a few minutes to midnight: Posts = 3,977 Visitors’ Hits (my activity is excluded) = 237,904 Comments = 1,892 Quality before quantity every time, but the Column was silent for a couple of months during last year, May & June, while I was in...