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Find classical music concert, opera, ballet and dance reviews | Symphony no. 5 in D minor, Op.47

Dorothea Röschmann, Rafael Payare and the BBCSO © BBC | Mark Allan
London

Shostakovich 5 triumphs – or not – with BBCSO and Rafael Payare

By , 07 December 2018
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Jakub Hrůša © Andreas Herzau
Cleveland

Hrůša and Ax join Cleveland Orchestra in powerful Eastern European program

By , 15 November 2018
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Fatma Said © Felix Broede
Birmingham

Beguiling Strauss and surging Shostakovich in Birmingham

By , 13 October 2018
***11
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Marin Alsop conducts the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 60: Baltimore Symphony Orchestra excel in rare Bernstein and popular Shostakovich

By , 27 August 2018
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Andreas Ottensamer © Katja Ruge | Decca
Auckland

Stunning Weber from Andreas Ottensamer in Auckland

By , 21 June 2018
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Rafael Payare © Bjørn Bertheussen
Belfast

Payare and Ulster Orchestra play to a full house in season finale

By , 01 June 2018
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Arabella Steinbacher © Peter Rigaud
London

Elegant guise from Arabella Steinbacher as Dresden Philharmonic takes on Tchaikovsky and Shostakovich

By , 22 May 2018
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Semyon Bychkov © Chris Christodoulou
New York City

A New York Philharmonic performance starting as a routine event and ending as an exceptional one

By , 19 May 2018
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Igor Levit © Gregor Hohenberg
Vienna

From Beethoven to Shostakovich: Honeck, Levit and the Symphoniker at the Musikverein

By , 16 May 2018
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Patricia Kopatchinskaja © Julia Wesely
Zürich

Kopatchinskaja's Berg passionate and playful in Zurich

By , 29 November 2017
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Nikolaj Znaider © Lars Gundersen
Dublin

Znaider's triumph in Dublin: magnificent Beethoven and powerful Shostakovich

By , 24 November 2017
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Long Yu © Askonas Holt
London

Long Yu leads a fine troika of Russian standards with the Philharmonia

By , 23 November 2017
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Khatia Buniatishvili © Julia Wesley
Oxford

Caprice and conviction in the Oxford Philharmonic's Russian concert

By , 26 October 2017
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Valery Gergiev conducts the Mariinsky Orchestra © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 68: Valery Gergiev and the Mariinsky keep the Red Flag flying

By , 03 September 2017
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Alina Ibragimova © Eva Vermandel
Melbourne

Bartók and Shostakovich with power and precision in Melbourne

By , 10 August 2017
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Denis Kozhukhin © Felix Broede
London

Temirkanov and Kozhukhin show drive in Russian powerhouses

By , 21 June 2017
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Leif Ove Andsnes © Özgür Albayrak
Berlin

Popularity contexts: rare Strauss and Rachmaninov pitted against Shostakovich at the Philharmonie

By , 18 May 2017
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James Conlon © Robert Millard
Washington

Salute to Slava: Shostakovich under the baton of James Conlon

By , 06 April 2017
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Martha Argerich © Adriano Heitman
London

Defying dictators: Soviet blockbusters given the St Petersburg Philharmonic treatment

By , 29 January 2017
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Thomas Søndergård © Andy Buchanan
Edinburgh

Superb Shostakovich from Søndergård and the RSNO in Edinburgh

By , 18 November 2016
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Sergej Krylov © Mary Slepkova
London

Panufnik and Shostakovich superbly delivered by Krylov, Søndergard and the LPO

By , 08 October 2016
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Pedja Muzijevic © Jacob Blickenstaff
Atlanta

Polite Mozart, powerful Shostakovich in Atlanta

By , 06 October 2016
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Gianandrea Noseda © Ramella & Giannese | Fondazione Teatro Regio di Torino
London

Sublime and chilling: Noseda and LSO brim with bite in Shostakovich 5

By , 22 September 2016
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Marin Alsop © Grant Leighton
Edinburgh

An epic Shostakovich 5 as Marin Alsop introduces the São Paulo Symphony to the EIF

By , 22 August 2016
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Pavel Kogan © Letoline | Wikicommons
Birmingham

Moscow Gold in Birmingham: stunning Shostakovich from the Moscow State Symphony Orchestra

By , 14 May 2016
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Henning Kraggerud © Robert Romik
London

Impassioned Shostakovich and runaway Tchaikovsky from the Oslo Philharmonic

By , 10 March 2016
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Vasily Petrenko © Mark McNulty
Oslo

An uncreative response to justified criticism: Shostakovich in Oslo

By , 05 February 2016
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Ingrid Fliter © Anton Dressler
London

Ravel, Roslavets and high impact Shostakovich from Volkov and the RPO

By , 02 February 2016
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Andris Nelsons © Marco Borggreve
Boston

Threnody for a Fall Friday: Andris Nelsons' conversation between compositions in Boston

By , 20 November 2015
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Prague

An enlightening journey to the heart of darkness: Shostakovich in Prague

By , 17 May 2015
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London

“Blow, bugle, blow”: Evocative Britten from Mark Padmore and Katy Woolley

By , 10 May 2015
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Amsterdam

A haunting memorial to war in Hans Kox's Anne Frank Cantata

By , 02 May 2015
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Auckland

Dutilleux the star in the Auckland Philharmonia's Out of this World concert

By , 16 April 2015
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London

Tilson Thomas and Wang shine with the LSO

By , 12 March 2015
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Hamburg

Arresting vehemence: the LSO opens new Hamburg hall with Shostakovich

By , 07 March 2015
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Basingstoke

Karabits and the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra on top form in Shostakovich at the Anvil

By , 27 November 2014
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London

Paavo Järvi and the Philharmonia Orchestra in Russian masterworks

By , 12 June 2014
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Milan

Versatile La Verdi in Mozart and Shostakovich

By , 06 June 2014
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New York City

Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra and Mitsuko Uchida shine in Beethoven

By , 17 May 2014
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London

Sibelius, Salonen and Shostakovich by the BBCSO

By , 26 March 2014
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Vienna

Maazel and the Vienna Philharmonic in Tchaikovsky and Shostakovich at the Konzerthaus

By , 26 September 2013
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London

Prom 56: Immaculate Ravel from Thibaudet

By , 24 August 2013
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London

MTT and Yo-Yo Ma with the LSO at the Barbican

By , 12 June 2013
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Oxford

Tchaikovsky, Shostakovich and a world première from the Oxford Philomusica

By , 07 March 2013
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New York City

Lorin Maazel and the New York Philharmonic in Tchaikovsky, Lutoslawski and Shostakovich

By , 26 January 2013
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New York City

Thrilling Shostakovich and Ravel from Yannick and the Philadelphia Orchestra

By , 17 January 2013
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London

Russian rue and revelry with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

By , 16 October 2012
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Amsterdam

Aldeburgh World Orchestra in Britten, Mahler and Shostakovich

By , 27 July 2012
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Manchester

Yuri Temirkanov and the St. Petersburg Philharmonic in Manchester

By , 01 April 2012
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London

Russian Masterworks at the Barbican with Gergiev

By , 21 February 2012
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