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Composer: Shostakovich, Dmitri (1906-1975)

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LondonLunchtime Recital - Lunaire String Quartet

Lunchtime Recital - Lunaire String Quartet
Barber, Shostakovich, Bach
Unknown; Julian Latham

ChicagoBernstein Centennial Celebration

Bernstein, Ravel, Shostakovich
Chicago Symphony Orchestra; Marin Alsop; Igor Levit

WarsawChamber concert

Żeleński, Chopin, Shostakovich
Adrien Perruchon; Sergei Dogadin; Alexander Knyazev; Plamena Mangova; Andrei Pushkarev

WarsawChamber concert

Weinberg, Chopin, Shostakovich
Gidon Kremer; Giedrė Dirvanauskaitė; Yulianna Avdeeva

LondonProm 60: Marin Alsop & Baltimore Symphony Orchestra

Bernstein, Shostakovich
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra; Marin Alsop; Jean-Yves Thibaudet
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Prom 32: Inside Shostakovich’s Ninth with Aurora Orchestra

Nicholas Collon © BBC | Chris Chistodoulou
A remarkable feat of memorisation – a whole orchestra and no music! – made for an illuminating and exciting introduction to the Soviet composer's “victory” symphony.
****1
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Prom 12: Karina Canellakis and the BBCSO bring energy and bite

Karina Canellakis and Alisa Weilerstein © BBC | Sarah Jeynes
A disparate set of pieces are connected to an intriguing theme in mostly successful performances, including Shostakovich from cellist Alisa Weilerstein.
***11
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Prom 4: Mark Simpson impresses in Lindberg's Clarinet Concerto

Mark Simpson performing Magnus Lindberg's Clarinet Concerto © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
Astonishing virtuosity for the clarinet along with one of the great wartime symphonies ensured a fascinating evening at the 2018 Proms.
****1
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Precision and abandon in the LSO's Shostakovich

Gianandrea Noseda © Steve J Sherman
An in-form Noseda and Benedetti meant that their Shostakovich was never to be lukewarm, as they portrayed the Soviet composer with fire and drama..
*****
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Stunning Weber from Andreas Ottensamer in Auckland

Andreas Ottensamer © Katja Ruge | Decca
The Viennese clarinettist joined the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra and Carlos Miguel Prieto in a programme of Copland, Weber and Shostakovich.
****1
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List of works
24 Preludes for piano, Op.345 pieces for Two Violins and PianoBallet Suite no. 1 for orchestra, Op.84aCello Concerto no. 1 in E flat major, Op.107Cello Concerto no. 2 in G major, Op.126Cello Sonata in D minor, Op.40Chamber Symphony in A flat major (arr of String Quartet no. 10), Op.118aChamber Symphony in C minor (arr. Rudolf Barshai), Op.110aChamber Symphony in D major, Op.73a (arr of String Quartet no.3 by Rudolf Barshai)ConcertoConcerto DSCHEight Preludes for piano, Op.2Eleven Variations on a Theme by Glinka for piano, Op.104aFestive Overture in A major for orchestra, Op.96Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk DistrictLady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District: orchestral suite, Op.29aMichelangelo Suite on Verses by Buonarroti for bass and orchestra, Op.145aMoscow, Cheryomushki (Cherrytown)Music to the animated film The Silly Little Mouse, Op.56Music to the play Hamlet by Shakespeare, Op.32Octet Orchestration of Hypothetically Murdered, Op.31aPiano Concerto no. 1 in C minor for piano, trumpet and string orchestra, Op.35Piano Concerto no. 2 in F major, Op.102Piano Quintet in G minor, Op.57Piano Sonata No. 1, Op.12Piano Trio no. 1 in C minor, Op.8Piano Trio no. 2 in E minor, Op.67Prelude and Fugue in A flat major, Op.87 no.17Satires (Pictures of the Past), Five Romances on Verses by Chorny, Op.109Six Romances on Verses by English Poets for bass and piano: Jenny Op.62 no. 4Six Romances on Verses by English Poets for bass and piano: Macpherson's Farewell Op.62 no. 3Six Romances on Verses by English Poets for bass and piano: O wert thou in the cauld blast Op.62 no. 2Sonata for viola and piano, Op.147String Quartet No. 10 in A flat major, Op.118String Quartet No. 11 in F minor, Op.122String Quartet No. 12 in D flat major, Op.133String Quartet No. 13 in B flat minor, Op.138String Quartet No. 15 in E flat minor, Op.144String Quartet No. 2 in A major, Op.68String Quartet No. 3 in F major, Op.73String Quartet No. 4 in D major, Op.83String Quartet No. 5 in B flat major, Op.92String Quartet No. 6 in G major, Op.101String Quartet No. 7 in F sharp minor, Op.108String Quartet No. 8 in C minor "Malinconia", Op.110String Quartet No. 9 in E flat major, Op.117String Quartet no. 14 in F sharp major, Op.142Suite for Jazz Orchestra no. 1, Op.38aSuite for Jazz Orchestra no. 2, Op.50bSuite from The Limpid Stream for orchestra, Op.39aSymphony no. 1 in F minor, Op.10Symphony no. 10 in E minor, Op.93Symphony no. 11 in G minor "The year 1905", Op.103Symphony no. 12 in D minor "The Year 1917," Op.112Symphony no. 13 in B flat minor, "Babi Yar", Op.113Symphony no. 14, Op.135Symphony no. 15 in A major, Op.141Symphony no. 15 in A major, arranged for piano trio and percussion, Op.141aSymphony no. 2 in B flat major "To October", Op.14Symphony no. 4 in C minor, Op.43Symphony no. 5 in D minor, Op.47Symphony no. 6 in B minor, Op.54Symphony no. 7 in C major, "Leningrad" Op.60Symphony no. 8 in C minor, Op.65Symphony no. 9 in E flat major, Op.70Tahiti Trot, "Tea for Two" for orchestra, Op.16The Golden Age: suite, Op.22aThe Nose: suite for tenor, baritone and orchestra, Op.15aTootTwenty-Four Preludes and Fugues for piano, Op.87Two Pieces for string quartet "Elegy and Polka", Op.30bTwo pieces, Op.11Violin Concerto no. 1 in A minor, Op.77 or Op.99Violin Concerto no. 2 in C sharp minor, Op.129