Karl Miller wrote:
>Reading your words reminded me of another moving performance of that
>work...Ozawa came on stage and announced to the audience that Shostakovich
>had died...then Rostropovich walked out on stage to conduct the scheduled
>work, the Shostakovich 5th Symphony. I heard, and taped the performance
>via a delayed broadcast. Even to this day, I find it very difficult to
>listen to that performance objectively. In that performance, the final
>movement had such a stately elegance to it and the slow movement was
I was at that concert. It was at Tanglewood. Karl has it right but I
recall one moment where the performance almost fell apart and train-wrecked.
In the finale, I think.