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Composer: Shostakovich, Dmitri (1906-1975)

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AmsterdamShostakovich Trilogy

Shostakovich
Alexei Ratmansky; Dutch National Ballet; Matthew Rowe; Dutch Ballet Orchestra

Bantry1. Opening concert

Haydn, Perkin, Ysaÿe, Shostakovich
Quatuor Zaide; Miranda Cuckson; Camille Thomas; Pacifica Quartet

Bantry9. Main Evening Concert

Sciarrino, Debussy, Penderecki, Shostakovich
Miranda Cuckson; Viviane Hagner; Huw Watkins; Dana Zemtsov

Bantry19. Main Evening Concert

Shostakovich, Ran, Brahms
Quatuor Zaide; Pacifica Quartet; Mairéad Hickey; Christopher Marwood

Bantry38. Crespo Series

Prokofiev, Shostakovich
Adam Walker; Alasdair Beatson; Pavel Haas Quartet
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A quartet made for Shostakovich

The American Pacifica Quartet was convincingly introduced to Aussie Nigel Westlake's Second Quartet for their Down Under tour; but revealed its essence in the theatre of Shostakovich.
****1
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Russian powerhouses from the Philharmonia

Denis Kozhukhin provided flowing intensity in Rachmaninov’s Second Piano Concerto while Yuri Temirkanov crafted a polished Shostakovich 5 with the Philharmonia.
***11
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Belcea Quartet excels in Britten and Shostakovich

Britten and Shostakovich were great friends, so it was appropriate that both composers were represented in the Belcea Quartet's two recitals on the opening weekend of the 70th Aldeburgh Festival. 
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Brahms and Elgar – Russian Style: Alexander Kniazev in Istanbul

Visiting Russian players offer sophisticated Brahms and sensitive Elgar in Istanbul.
***11
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Brooding darkness and brilliance in Belfast

Stephen Hough stuns with an emotive reading of Beethoven’s Emperor Concerto, while the Ulster Orchestra under Rafael Payare were on fine form for the season’s finale.
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List of works
24 Preludes5 pieces for Two Violins and PianoAphorisms - ten pieces for piano, Op.13Behind the MirrorBright Stream, TheCello Concerto no. 1 in E flat major, Op.107Cello Concerto no. 2 in G major, Op.126Cello Sonata in D minor, Op.40Chamber SymphonyChamber Symphony in C minor (arr. Rudolf Barshai), Op.110aChamber Symphony in D major, Op.73a (arr of String Quartet no.3 by Rudolf Barshai)Chamber Symphony, Op.110 bisConcertino for two pianos in A minor, Op.94ConcertoConcerto DSCHFestive Overture in A major for orchestra, Op.96Film music to The Gadfly, Op.97: RomanceFour Romances on Verses by Pushkin for bass and piano, Op.46Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk DistrictLady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District: PassacagliaLady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District: orchestral suite, Op.29aMoskau, Tscherjomuschki: Lied der LidotschkaMusic to the play Hamlet by Shakespeare, Op.32Music to the silent film New Babylon for small orchestra, Op.18Octet October, symphonic poem in C minor for orchestra, Op.131Piano 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 Sonata No. 2 in B minor, Op.61Piano Trio no. 1 in C minor, Op.8Piano Trio no. 2 in E minor, Op.67Prelude and Fugue no. 24 in D minor, Op.87Prelude and scherzo for string octet, Op.11Seven Romances on Poems by Blok for soprano, violin, cello and piano, Op.127Sonata for viola and piano, Op.147Sonata for violin and piano, Op.134String Quartet No. 11 in F minor, Op.122String 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. 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. 2, Op.50bSuite from The Gadfly for orchestra, Op.97aSuite of Five Fragments from the Opera Katarina Izmailova for orchestra, Op.114aSuite on verses by Michelangelo: Dante, Op.145 no.6Suite on verses by Michelangelo: Death, Op.145 no.10Suite on verses by Michelangelo: Night, Op.145 no.9Symphony 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. 14, Op.135Symphony no. 15 in A major, Op.141Symphony 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. 9Symphony no. 9 in E flat major, Op.70Ten Poems on Texts by Revolutionary Poets for chorus and boys' chorus a cappella, Op.88The Execution of Stepan Razin, cantata after Yevtushenko, Op.119The Golden Age: suite, Op.22aThe NoseTwenty-Four Preludes and Fugues for piano, Op.87Two pieces, Op.11Violin Concerto no. 1 in A minor, Op.77 or Op.99Violin Concerto no. 2 in C sharp minor, Op.129