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Find classical music concert, opera, ballet and dance reviews | Symphony no. 8 in C minor, Op.65

Rafael Payare © Henry Fair
Belfast

Rafael Payare gives Shostakovich 8 a rare airing in Belfast

By , 30 November 2018
***11
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Sir Mark Elder © Benjamin Ealovega
Manchester

A musical journey spanning three centuries with The Hallé

By , 15 March 2018
****1
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Christoph Eschenbach © Luca Piva
Washington

A Salute to Slava: The National Symphony discovers Weinberg

By , 26 January 2017
***11
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Frank Peter Zimmermann © Harald Hoffmann | Hänssler Classic
London

Bartók with bite from Zimmermann; intense but restrained Shostakovich from Valčuha and the Philharmonia

By , 24 November 2016
***11
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Cristian Măcelaru © Sorin Popa
Birmingham

Astonishing commitment: robust Shostakovich 8 from Cristian Măcelaru and the CBSO

By , 26 October 2016
****1
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Vladimir Jurowski © Matthias Creutziger
Vienna

Oppression and exile: Jurowski offers Russian fare at the Konzerthaus

By , 17 October 2016
****1
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Andris Nelsons © Marco Borggreve
Boston

Bonfire of the virtuosities: Kancheli, Rachmaninov and Shostakovich in Boston

By , 25 March 2016
****1
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Dame Mitsuko Uchida performs Schoenberg’s Piano Concerto © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 66: “All that is dark and oppressive will disappear”: Deeply affecting performances from Jurowski and the LPO

By , 04 September 2015
****1
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New York City

NY Philharmonic scores with Mozart and Shostakovich

By , 20 November 2014
****1
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Dallas

A surprise debut, for conductor and audience both, in Dallas

By , 04 October 2014
***11
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London

A tantalising season opener from the LPO and Jurowski

By , 24 September 2014
****1
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London

Launch of the UK-Russian Cultural Year with Tchaikovksy and Shostakovich

By , 24 February 2014
***11
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Paris

Gergiev concludes his Shostakovich series at Salle Pleyel

By , 17 February 2014
*****
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Milan

Schubert and Shostakovich make a strange pairing with La Verdi

By , 05 December 2013
***11
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Cardiff

Tragedy and hilarity: Søndergård conducts Poulenc and Shostakovich at St David's Hall, Cardiff

By , 04 October 2013
*****
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London

Incisiveness and virtuosity: Adams, Tippett and Shostakovich with the BBC Symphony Orchestra

By , 22 March 2013
****1
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Amsterdam

An emotional Shostakovich at the Concertgebouw

By , 29 August 2011
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La violinista Lisa Batiashvili © Sammy Hart | DG
Madrid

Pasión y concepto con Lisa Batiashvili, la Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester y Jurowski

By , 12 April 2018
*****
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Hartmut Haenchen © Riccardo Musacchio
Cologne

Von Schubert zu Schostakowitsch: das Gürzenich-Orchester zeigt die Vielfalt der Symphonie

By , 10 January 2016
***11
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