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Composer: Shostakovich, Dmitri (1906-1975)

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LondonProkofiev, Shostakovich, Ravel

Prokofiev, Shostakovich, Ravel
London Symphony Orchestra; Alain Altinoglu; Gautier Capuçon; London Symphony Chorus

BilbaoEtxeberria Adrien, Bruch, Shostakovich

Etxeberria Adrien, Bruch, Shostakovich
Bilbao Orkestra Sinfonikoa; Antonio Méndez; Alexandra Soumm

LondonShostakovich: The New Babylon (U)

Shostakovich: Music to the silent film New Babylon for small orchestra, Op.18
Sasha Grynuk, Piano

AmsterdamLitton conducts Shostakovich' Symphony No. 10

Bartók, Shostakovich
Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra; Andrew Litton; Antoine Tamestit

EdinburghEQ: Revolution!

Mozart, Shostakovich, Beethoven
Edinburgh Quartet
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Grandeur and opulence in Oslo Phil's Rachmaninov

The Oslo Philharmonic offers a spirited interpretation of fine nuance and a sense of grandeur and opulence in Rachmaninov's Second Symphony. 
****1
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Through the wringer with the ACO

With utter technical mastery, the ACO extract every emotion from a concert that gets progressively darker as the evening proceeds. 
*****
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Tender and demonic: four Russians in Sydney

The Sydney Symphony Orchestra scored a major win when they engaged Daniil Trifonov to visit for three orchestral concerts and a solo recital. 
****1
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Ballet Black mixed bill

The Ballet Black formula works its wonders yet again with Annabelle Lopez Ochoa scoring her third successive hit for a British ballet company. 
***11
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The calm before the storm: Pärt, Strauss and Shostakovich with the Oslo Phil

The storm prevailed under Stefan Solyom – perhaps inevitable with Shostakovich – but quieter moments in the Strauss were beautifully handled by Lise Davidsen.
***11
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List of works
5 pieces for Two Violins and PianoBehind the MirrorBright Stream, TheCello Concerto no. 1 in E flat major, Op.107Cello 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)Concertino for two pianos in A minor, Op.94ConcertoConcerto DSCHFestive Overture in A major for orchestra, Op.96Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk DistrictMercurial ManoeuvresMichelangelo Suite on Verses by Buonarroti for bass and orchestra, Op.145aMusic to the play King Lear by Shakespeare, Op.58aMusic to the silent film New Babylon for small orchestra, Op.18Piano 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. 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. 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 The Age of Gold for orchestra, Op.22aSuite 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. 13 in B flat minor, "Babi Yar", Op.113Symphony 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.70The Golden AgeTwenty-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