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Work: Cello Concerto no. 1 in E flat major, Op.107

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ComposerShostakovich, Dmitri (1906-1975)
Period20th century
Year1959
Work typeOrchestral
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JūrmalaPhilharmonia Orchestra & Truls Mørk cello

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Dvořák, Shostakovich, Tchaikovsky
Philharmonia Orchestra; TBC; Truls Mørk

SingaporeNg Pei-Sian plays Shostakovich

© Timothy Teo
Strauss R., Shostakovich, Beethoven
Singapore Symphony Orchestra; Hans Graf; Pei-Sian Ng

Hong KongInspired by Beethoven series - Cellomania: Maximilian Hornung Plays Shostakovich

© Marco Borggreve
Mendelssohn, Shostakovich, Beethoven
Hong Kong Sinfonietta; Christoph Poppen; Maximilian Hornung

AmsterdamTruls Mørk and Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra : Shostakovich and Rachmaninov

© Johs Boe
Shostakovich, Rachmaninov
Radio Filharmonisch Orkest; Dima Slobodeniouk; Truls Mørk
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Sol Gabetta shines in Shostakovich with the Philharmonia Orchestra

Sol Gabetta © Julia Wesely

An Anglo-Russian programme highlighting playing of great finesse from Sol Gabetta and exiting direction from Hong Kong-born Elim Chan.

****1
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Brooding and visceral Tchaikovsky from the Tekfen Philharmonic

Daniel Müller-Schott and the Tekfen Philharmonic Orchestra © Ali Guler
An occasionally uneven but often searing set of performances from the Tekfen Philharmonic and cellist Daniel Muller-Schott. 
****1
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Prom 12: Karina Canellakis and the BBCSO bring energy and bite

Karina Canellakis and Alisa Weilerstein © BBC | Sarah Jeynes
A disparate set of pieces are connected to an intriguing theme in mostly successful performances, including Shostakovich from cellist Alisa Weilerstein.
***11
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Golden Strauss echoes around the Musikverein

Semyon Bychkov © Musacchio Ianniello
Capuçon warmed up through the melancholy second movement, exhibiting seamless legato and the ability to feather his phrases with finesse and subtlety
****1
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Wrath, hellfire and Soviet shadows

Andrés Orozco-Estrada © Martin Sigmund
Rachmaninov had a strange fascination with the Dies irae chant. For last night’s concert, Andrés Orozco-Estrada prefaced the Symphonic Dances with a rendition of this Gregorian Chant.
***11
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