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Huntley Dent
Fanfare, November 2017

[Boreyko] can hold his own in this repertoire. His account of the Eighth Symphony doesn’t aim to be as searing as Mravinsky and Gergiev, not even as large-scaled. Bringing the first movement down to a human dimension, Boreyko plays to his strong suit, which is a gentle but assured eloquence that conveys suffering and resignation quite movingly. The two Scherzos are also brought down from the pitch of hysteria.

The fact that Boreyko doesn’t screw the tension as tight as other conductors doesn’t diminish the musicality of this account, which is performed with total conviction and captured in clear, lifelike studio sound. © 2017 Fanfare Read complete review

Roger Hecht
American Record Guide, September 2017

The Stuttgart orchestra, now merged with the Baden-Baden and Freiburg orchestra, sounds fine, and the recorded sound is lifelike. © 2017 American Record Guide Read complete review on American Record Guide

David Gutman
Gramophone, July 2017

Boreyko’s Eighth proves to be expert, dignified and spacious, captured in compensatingly immediate sound and shorn of applause. © 2017 Gramophone Read complete review on Gramophone

Phil Muse
Audio Video Club of Atlanta, July 2017

Under Russian conductor Andrey Boreyko, the Southwest Radio Symphony Orchestra Stuttgart gives a memorable performance of one of the greatest symphonies of Dmitri Shostakovich (maybe the greatest). This is a real audiophile-class recording made in the famed SWR Studios, and the quality sound is a definite plus in a work in which there are no throw-away gestures and every nuance has a meaning of its own. It reinforces Boreyko’s razor-edge interpretive insight and demon execution by the orchestra, making this a must-have recording. © 2017 Audio Video Club of Atlanta Read complete review

Remy Franck
Pizzicato, May 2017

Far from being passionate, Andrey Boreyko delivers here a very thoughtful account of Shostakovich’s Eight Symphony. © 2017 Pizzicato

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