Well said Dan Morgan! I have been thinking for some time that I was alone in finding the Petrenko /RLPO Shostakovich symphonies dull and shallow and grossly over-rated. Fairly well played - yes! Competent - yes! Well recorded - yes! Good interpretations - NO!
In addition to Haitink (I agree totally with Dan's comments) can I suggest that (comparing "provincial" orchestras) Berglund's 7 & 11 (Bournemouth Symphony, Karabits' 11 (BBC "free 2 disc - BSO again - do make an effort to find this one)all leave Petrenko standing. And I haven't mentioned Kondrashin......
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