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Composer: Shostakovich, Dmitri (1906-1975)

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BudapestTchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra and Prague Philharmonic Choir

Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra and Prague Philharmonic Choir
Brahms, Dvořák, Tchaikovsky, Shostakovich
Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra; Jan Latham-Koenig; Polina Pasztircsák; Anatolij Fokanov; Prague Philharmonic Choir

MadridEl concierto para violín de Chaikovski por Esther Yoo y la Philharmonia en Ibermúsica

© Keith Saunders
Tchaikovsky, Shostakovich
Philharmonia Orchestra; Vladimir Ashkenazy; Esther Yoo

TokyoVadim Gluzman

Shostakovich, Weinberg
NHK Symphony Orchestra Tokyo; Tatsuya Shimono; Vadim Gluzman

BostonAndris Nelsons conducts Rachmaninoff and Shostakovich

Rachmaninov, Shostakovich
Boston Symphony Orchestra; Andris Nelsons; Daniil Trifonov

NottinghamPhilharmonia Orchestra with Vladimir Ashkenazy and Daniel Kharitonov, piano

© Keith Saunders
Rachmaninov, Shostakovich
Philharmonia Orchestra; Vladimir Ashkenazy; Daniel Kharitonov
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Bychkov and the BBCSO matchless in Shostakovich 11

Semyon Bychkov conducting the BBCSO at the Proms © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
No one who had ever doubted the stature of the Eleventh could do so after this.
*****
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Takács Quartet shows its strengths in Cleveland

Takács Quartet © Amanda Tipton
The Takács Quartet’s memorable performance was anchored by Grieg’s less-trodden string quartet, prefaced by works of Haydn and Shostakovich.
****1
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Russians invade the Philharmonia, led by Matsuev and Kochanovsky

Stanislav Kochanovsky © Marco Borggreve
Kochanovsky has been making waves around Europe and beyond, and we now heard just why.
****1
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Poetic Rachmaninov in Seong-Jin Cho’s LSO debut

Seong-Jin Cho, Gianandrea Noseda and the LSO © Mark Allan | Barbican
Gianandrea Noseda's Shostakovich symphony cycle with the London Symphony Orchestra took us right back to the composer's student days, with the punchy First. 
****1
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Bach meets Harbison in the Land of Shostakovich

Ludovic Morlot © Chris Lee
Seattle audiences welcomed Pulitzer Prize-winning composer John Harbison to Benaroya Hall this past weekend with the west coast premiere of his work, What Do We Make of Bach? for orchestra and obbligato organ.
****1
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List of works
5 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.84aBright 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.110aConcertoConcerto DSCHFestive Overture in A major for orchestra, Op.96Four Monologues on Verses by Pushkin for bass and piano, Op.91Four 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.29aMarch of the Soviet Police for military band/wind orchestra, Op.139Moderato for cello and piano, Op.40aMoscow, Cheryomushki (Cherrytown)Music to the film Girl FriendsOp.41aOrchestration 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.67Satires (Pictures of the Past), Five Romances on Verses by Chorny, Op.109Shostakovich TrilogySix Poems by Marina Tsvetayeva, suite for contralto and piano, Op.143Sonata 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 Hamlet for small orchestra, Op.32aSuite 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. 9Symphony no. 9 in E flat major, Op.70Tahiti Trot, "Tea for Two" for orchestra, Op.16The Golden Age: suite, Op.22aThe NoseTwenty-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