Shostakovich: COMPLETE SYMPHONIES (USSR Ministry of Culture SSO, Rozhdestvensky - Melodiya, 11cd) [with the eleventh disc the composer's reduction of the 10th for piano four hand, played by Shost and Weinberg] It's been several years since I went through all of the symphonies in a short amount of time....too short, this time. I think one symphony a day is as fast as I will take it, next time. Devastating. It's weird I'd forgotten how horrifying and grotesque and hysterical so many stretches get; I don't think that's just a function of the blistering Rozh touch. I am now scared to listen to the Kondrashin set, which will be happening next month. I also just purchased the Petrenko/Naxos at a very nice price from JPC, hat-tip to the Classical Megabox thread. But that will have to wait for 2019....I don't think I can bear to hear the whole cycle a third time within a month. Also the string quartets by the Mandelring Quartet.