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Composer: Shostakovich, Dmitri (1906-1975)

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BarcelonaLa Décima de Shostakovich y Joshua Bell al violín

La Décima de Shostakovich y Joshua Bell al violín
Rodríguez Valenzuela, Dvořák, Shostakovich
Orquestra Simfònica de Barcelona i Nacional de Catalunya; Kazushi Ono; Joshua Bell; Orquestra Simfònica de l'ESMUC

RotterdamShostakovich 11

Salonen, Shostakovich
Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra; Dima Slobodeniouk; Nicolas Alstaedt

LondonChamber Music Christmas Concert

Shostakovich, Vivaldi, Saint-Saëns, Rachmaninov, Kreisler, Fauré, Machado, Traditional Irish, Bach, Mozart, Traditional
Vicky Yuan-Labarre; Marie-Cécile Cahen; Tiago Gomes; Irene Ortega

MunichAdventskonzert ATTACCA

Adventskonzert ATTACCA
Shostakovich, Glazunov, Prokofiev
ATTACCA - Youth Orchestra of the Bayerische Staatsorchester; Allan Bergius; Selma Spahiu; Frank Bloedhorn

TokyoShall We Music?

Shostakovich, Bernstein, Loewe
Kentaro Kawase; Tokyo Kosei Wind Orchestra
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Shostakovich 5 triumphs – or not – with BBCSO and Payare

Dorothea Röschmann, Rafael Payare and the BBCSO © BBC | Mark Allan
Dorothea Röschmann has a soaring silvery line when needed (she is a famous Marschallin).
****1
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Rafael Payare gives Shostakovich 8 a rare airing in Belfast

Rafael Payare © Henry Fair
In the second instalment of his Strauss and Shostakovich exploration, Payare directs the Ulster Orchestra in two hugely contrasting works premiered in times of conflict.
***11
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Rarely played Britten, forceful Shostakovich at the NY Phil

Jaap van Zweden © Steven Pisano
Lamsma is not a household name here in America but her deep sense of commitment may well make her one.
****1
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Ghostly remembrances: Weinberg championed in Birmingham

Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla © Benjamin Ealovega
Nearly a century after his birth, Weinberg's final completed symphony is given its UK premiere by the CBSO and Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla.
****1
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Hrůša’s Slavic canvas and the mystery of Kabeláč

Jakub Hrůša © Andreas Herzau
Dvořák’s Slavonic Dances were a treat and Simon Trpčeski was characteristically glistening in Shostakovich, but the surprise package turned out to be a rarely heard work by Kabeláč.
****1
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List of works
24 Preludes for piano, Op.345 pieces for Two Violins and Piano7 Romances on Poems by Blok for soprano, violin, cello and piano, Op.127Ballet 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.104aFarewell, Grenada! Op.100 no. 1Festive Overture in A major for orchestra, Op.96Film music to The Gadfly, Op.97: RomanceLady Macbeth of the Mtsensk DistrictLady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District: orchestral suite, Op.29aMoscow, Cheryomushki (Cherrytown)Music to the animated film The Silly Little Mouse, Op.56Music to the play Hamlet by Shakespeare, Op.32Orchestration 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. 2 in B minor, Op.61Piano Trio no. 1 in C minor, Op.8Piano Trio no. 2 in E minor, Op.67Prelude in B flat minor, Op.34 no.16Prelude in C sharp minor, Op.34 no.10Prelude in D flat major, Op.34 no.15Prelude in D minor, Op.34 no.24Satires (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. 1 in C major, Op.49String Quartet no. 14 in F sharp major, Op.142Suite for Jazz Orchestra no. 1, Op.38aSuite for Jazz Orchestra no. 2, Op.50bSuite for Variety Stage OrchestraSuite from Hamlet for small orchestra, Op.32aSuite from The Gadfly for orchestra, Op.97aSuite from The Limpid Stream for orchestra, Op.39aSuite für Varieté-Orchester: Walzer Nr.2Symphony 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. 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.70The Golden Age: suite, Op.22aThe dark-eyed girl, Op.100 no. 5Three Violin Duets for two violins with piano accompaniment, Op.97dTwo 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