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Composer: Shostakovich, Dmitri (1906-1975)

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LondonLCMS – Gemma Rosefield (cello) & Katya Apekisheva (piano)

LCMS – Gemma Rosefield (cello) & Katya Apekisheva (piano)
Martinů, Shostakovich, Dvořák, Rachmaninov
Gemma Rosefield; Katya Apekisheva

Vitoria-GasteizLa Alianza Anglo-Rusa

La Alianza Anglo-Rusa
Britten, Prokofiev, Shostakovich
Euskadiko Orkestra Sinfonikoa; Robert Treviño; Frank Peter Zimmermann

PamplonaLa Alianza Anglo-Rusa

La Alianza Anglo-Rusa
Britten, Prokofiev, Shostakovich
Euskadiko Orkestra Sinfonikoa; Robert Treviño; Frank Peter Zimmermann

PragueDvořák, Shostakovich, Elgar

Dvořák, Shostakovich, Elgar
Czech Philharmonic Orchestra; Tomáš Netopil; Alisa Weilerstein

BilbaoLa Alianza Anglo-Rusa

La Alianza Anglo-Rusa
Britten, Prokofiev, Shostakovich
Euskadiko Orkestra Sinfonikoa; Robert Treviño; Frank Peter Zimmermann
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From Ballet in Black to Pointed Parody

Cohen Aitchison-Dugas and Belle Beasley in Portugal's Behind the Mirror © Gregory Batardon
Made up of aspiring professional dancers from eight different nations, the Junior Ballett Zürich performs a programme of internationally renowned choreographers every two years.
***11
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Majoring in the minor: Jansen, Maisky and Argerich at the Barbican

Mischa Maisky and Martha Argerich © Tom Howard | Barbican
Three musicians at the top of their game – Martha Argerich, Janine Jansen and Misha Maisky – collaborated in a celebration of the joy of music-making that teased, astonished and ultimately stirred the emotions.
*****
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Totally committed Finzi and inspired Shostakovich

Paul Watkins © Nina Large
Two works of personal victory, written at virtually the same point in history and against a backdrop of suffering, made up this very successful concert conducted by Sir Andrew Davis. 
****1
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More than A Little Night Music: Mozart and Shostakovich in Boston

Kristine Opolais, Andris Nelsons and the Boston Symphony © Robert Torres
Andris Nelsons' Mozart–Shostakovich pairing allowed the Boston Symphony winds to take the spotlight in the first half, leaving the strings and limited percussion to their task in the second. 
****1
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Mediocre Beethoven but brilliant Shostakovich from the SCO

Elisabeth Leonskaja © Julia Wesley
The SCO’s strings play as though they had an insight into the composer’s psyche that few could share. 
****1
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List of works
24 Preludes5 pieces for Two Violins and Piano7 Romances on Poems by Blok for soprano, violin, cello and piano, Op.127Behind 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 Symphony in C minor (arr. Rudolf Barshai), Op.110aChamber Symphony, Op.110 bisConcerto (MacMillan)Concerto DSCHEight British and American Folk Songs for voice(s) and orchestra, Op.63eFestive Overture in A major for orchestra, Op.96Four Romances on Verses by Pushkin for bass and piano, Op.46Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk DistrictMoskau, Tscherjomuschki: Lied der LidotschkaMusic to the play Hamlet by Shakespeare, Op.32Octet 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 Trio no. 1 in C minor, Op.8Piano Trio no. 2 in E minor, Op.67Prelude and Fugue in A flat major, Op.87 no.17Prelude and Fugue in A major, Op.87 no.7Prelude and Fugue in A minor, Op.87 no.2Prelude and Fugue in D flat major, Op.87 no.15Prelude and Fugue in E flat minor, Op.87 no.14 Prelude and Fugue no. 24 in D minor, Op.87Prelude and scherzo for string octet, Op.11Prelude 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.24RequiemSatires (Pictures of the Past), Five Romances on Verses by Chorny, Op.109Sonata for viola and piano, Op.147Sonata for violin and piano, Op.134Spanish Songs for (mezzo)soprano and piano, Op.100String 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. 14 in F sharp major, Op.142Suite for Variety Stage OrchestraSuite from Hamlet for small orchestra, Op.32aSuite 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. 13 in B flat minor, "Babi Yar", Op.113Symphony no. 15 in A major, Op.141Symphony no. 15 in A major, arranged for piano trio and percussion, Op.141aSymphony no. 2 in B flat major "To October", Op.14Symphony no. 3 in E flat major "The First of May", Op.20Symphony 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.70Tahiti Trot, "Tea for Two" for orchestra, Op.16The NoseTwenty-Four Preludes and Fugues for piano, Op.87Twenty-Four Preludes for piano, Op.34Violin Concerto no. 1 in A minor, Op.77 or Op.99Violin Concerto no. 2 in C sharp minor, Op.129