Robert Newman’s top 10 favourite albums : number 6 : Gadfly Suite – Shostakovich – National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine (1996. Naxos)
Shostakovich wrote this a s a film score. It massively upstages the film. Listening to this was like listening to, say, Hatful of Hollow – you realise that out there is someone who feels the same way. The intro and the prelude and the best bits. But the Nocturne is beautifully melancholic too.
For number 7 in Robert Newman’s top 10 favourite albums please go here