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Composer: Shostakovich, Dmitri (1906-1975)

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StockholmEstonian Festival Orchestra

Shostakovich, Tüür, Sibelius
Estonian Festival Orchestra; Paavo Järvi; Ksenija Sidorova

LondonProm 60

Stravinsky, Rachmaninov, Shostakovich
Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra; Vasily Petrenko; Leif Ove Andsnes

AmsterdamLast of the SummerNights

Copland, Roukens, Mozart, Rossini, Shostakovich, Tchaikovsky, Strauss R.
Radio Filharmonisch Orkest; Antony Hermus; Nemanja Radulović; Karin Strobos

LondonProm 68

Prokofiev, Tchaikovsky, Shostakovich
Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra; Valery Gergiev; Denis Matsuev; Mariinsky Theatre Chorus

BucharestCzech Philharmonic on tour

Enescu, Shostakovich, Dvořák
Czech Philharmonic Orchestra; Replacement for Jiří Bělohlávek; Valentin Radutiu
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Full power from the Latvian Radio Choir

Powerfully committed and expert singing from the Latvian Radio Choir under Sigvards Kļava, paired with thoughtful and calm playing from Alexander Melnikov in two highly contrasting works by Shostakovich.
****1
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Bartók and Shostakovich with power and precision in Melbourne

Pitch-perfect Bartók by Ibragimova and a boldly expansive reading of Shostakovich's Fifth by Hrůša made for an insightful evening's reflection on musical early modernity.
****1
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Socking the audience between the eyes

Youth was a hindrance rather than a virtue in this testosterone-driven performance which sought more than anything to sock the audience between the eyes
***11
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Gravity and explosives at the Three Choirs Festival

A curious combination of Mozart’s “Great” Mass and Shostakovich’s Twelfth Symphony fill Worcester Cathedral with exuberance.
****1
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The Bolshoi’s Un-Shakespearean Shrew

If it were a film, I’d say Maillot’s Shrew is more of a trashy Franco-Russian Rom-Com with literary pretensions than an art film.
***11
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List of works
24 Preludes5 pieces for Two Violins and PianoAphorisms - ten pieces for piano, Op.13Behind the MirrorCello 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 (MacMillan)Festive Overture in A major for orchestra, Op.96Four Romances on Verses by Pushkin for bass and piano, Op.46Four Waltzes for flute, clarinet and piano, Op.97cLady Macbeth of the Mtsensk DistrictLady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District: PassacagliaLady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District: orchestral suite, Op.29aMichelangelo Suite on Verses by Buonarroti for bass and piano, Op.145Moskau, 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 in A major, Op.87 no.7Prelude 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.147String Quartet No. 11 in F minor, Op.122String 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 The Gadfly for orchestra, Op.97aSuite of Five Fragments from the Opera Katarina Izmailova for orchestra, Op.114aSymphony 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. 9 in E flat major, Op.70The Execution of Stepan Razin, cantata after Yevtushenko, Op.119The Golden Age: suite, Op.22aThe NoseTwenty-Four Preludes and Fugues for piano, Op.87Twenty-Four Preludes for piano, Op.34Two pieces, Op.11Violin Concerto no. 1 in A minor, Op.77 or Op.99Violin Concerto no. 2 in C sharp minor, Op.129