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Composer: Shostakovich, Dmitri (1906-1975)

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OxfordVadim Repin

Vadim Repin
Prokofiev, Shostakovich, Tchaikovsky
Marios Papadopoulos; Vadim Repin; Natalia Lomeiko; Mats Lidström; Soloists of the Oxford Philharmonic

StockholmHigdon and Shostakovich

Higdon and Shostakovich
Higdon, Shostakovich
Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra; Rafael Payare

StockholmHigdon, Shostakovich and Chausson

Higdon, Shostakovich and Chausson
Higdon, Chausson, Shostakovich
Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra; Rafael Payare; Marita Sølberg

OxfordVadim Repin

Vadim Repin
Prokofiev, Saint-Saëns, Shostakovich
Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra; Marios Papadopoulos; Vadim Repin

Zürich1st Philharmonic Concert

1st Philharmonic Concert
Mozart, Strauss R., Shostakovich
Philharmonia Zürich; Daniele Rustioni; Francesco Piemontesi
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Symphonically lustrous Weill at the Concertgebouw

Cristian Măcelaru © Adriane White
Performing both works for the first time, the RCO capered crisply through Shostakovich’s Suite from The Nose and played sumptuously in Weill’s The Seven Deadly Sins, with captivating songstress Wende.
****1
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Powerful Prokofiev, charming Copland

Martin Fröst, Sakari Oramo and the BBCSP © BBC | Mark Allan
Three works written in the turbulent years after the end of World War 2 were featured in this dynamic concert with the BBCSO under the baton of Sakari Oramo.
*****
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Beguiling Strauss and surging Shostakovich in Birmingham

Fatma Said © Felix Broede
Xian Zhang brought out the beauty of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra’s engaging sound and soprano Fatma Said gracefully beguiled us with Strauss.
***11
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Rafael Payare opens his final Ulster Orchestra season

Rafael Payare © Luis Cobelo
Husband and wife join together with the Ulster Orchestra in Ulster Hall, at the beginning of a year-long féile pairing the music of two twentieth-century giants of symphonic repertoire. 
***11
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Nelsons and the Boston Symphony stare into the abyss

Andris Nelsons conducts the Boston Symphony © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
Another Bernstein concerto-in-all-but-name followed by Shostakovich, this time with the Boston Symphony flexing their muscles. 
****1
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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.104aFarewell, Grenada! Op.100 no. 1Festive Overture in A major for orchestra, Op.96Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk DistrictLady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District: orchestral suite, Op.29aMichelangelo Suite on Verses by Buonarroti for bass and orchestra, Op.145aMoscow, Cheryomushki (Cherrytown)Music to the animated film The Silly Little Mouse, Op.56Music to the play Hamlet by Shakespeare, Op.32Orchestration 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. 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 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.24Satires (Pictures of the Past), Five Romances on Verses by Chorny, Op.109Six Romances on Verses by English Poets for bass and piano: Jenny Op.62 no. 4Six Romances on Verses by English Poets for bass and piano: Macpherson's Farewell Op.62 no. 3Six Romances on Verses by English Poets for bass and piano: O wert thou in the cauld blast Op.62 no. 2Sonata for viola and piano, Op.147String 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 Jazz Orchestra no. 1, Op.38aSuite for Jazz Orchestra no. 2, Op.50bSuite from The Gadfly for orchestra, Op.97aSuite from The Limpid Stream for orchestra, Op.39aSymphony 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. 15 in A major, arranged for piano trio and percussion, Op.141aSymphony 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.22aThe dark-eyed girl, Op.100 no. 5TootTwenty-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