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Composer: Shostakovich, Dmitri (1906-1975)

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OviedoContrastes I

Contrastes I
Dvořák, Shostakovich
Orquesta Sinfónica del Principado de Asturias; Jaime Martín; Alban Gerhardt

BerlinBelcea Quartett 2 / Piotr Anderszewski

Schubert, Britten, Shostakovich
Belcea Quartet; Piotr Anderszewski

RomeThe Great Russia: Tchaikovsky string serenade and Shostakovich 14

The Great Russia: Tchaikovsky string serenade and Shostakovich 14
Tchaikovsky, Shostakovich
Roma Tre Orchestra; Will Humburg; Ines Krome; Tobias Schabel

Hiroshima250th Anniversary of Beethoven’s Birth Project 2016-2020 and beyond Hiroshima Symphony Orchestra Music for Peace Concert

250th Anniversary of Beethoven’s Birth Project 2016-2020 and beyond Hiroshima Symphony Orchestra Music for Peace Concert
Graupner, Shostakovich, Beethoven
Hiroshima Symphony Orchestra; Christian Arming; Mathias Müller; Makoto Ozone; Shoko Kanai

AmsterdamBorodin Quartet: Shostakovich Cycle (Part I)

© Simon van Boxtel
Shostakovich
Borodin Quartet
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Miracles at the Barbican in Gavin Higgins' new concerto

Helen Vollam performs Gavin Higgins' The Book of Miracles © BBC | Mark Allan
Higgins never forgets that the concerto form has a playful element
****1
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Atlanta Symphony Hall: Shostakovich shock and awe

Johannes Moser © Sarah Wijzenbeek
The Atlanta Symphony and Conductor Robert Spano pay tribute to one American and one Russian composer, beloved for their reflections on their homelands. 
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Nicky Spence and Roger Vignoles: a rapturous seasonal concert

Nicky Spence © David Bebber
The tone was set for a shrewdly programmed hour of contrasts.
*****
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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).
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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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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.104aFestive Overture in A major for orchestra, Op.96Four Waltzes for flute, clarinet and piano, Op.97cFrom Jewish Folk Poetry, song cycle, Op 79aLady Macbeth of the Mtsensk DistrictLady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District: orchestral suite, Op.29aMoscow, Cheryomushki (Cherrytown)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. 2 in B minor, Op.61Piano Trio no. 1 in C minor, Op.8Piano Trio no. 2 in E minor, Op.67Prelude and scherzo for string octet, Op.11Satires (Pictures of the Past), Five Romances on Verses by Chorny, Op.109Shostakovich TrilogySonata for viola and piano, Op.147Sonata for violin and piano, Op.134String 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. 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 from Hamlet for small orchestra, Op.32aSuite from The Limpid Stream for orchestra, Op.39aSuite in F sharp minor for two pianos, Op.6Symphony 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. 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.70The Golden Age: suite, Op.22aTwo 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