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Work: Piano Concerto no. 2 in F major, Op.102

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ComposerShostakovich, Dmitri (1906-1975)
Period20th century
Year1957
Work typeOrchestral
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KanazawaKnussen, Shostakovich, Mussorgsky

Knussen, Shostakovich, Mussorgsky
Knussen, Shostakovich, Mussorgsky
Orchestra Ensemble Kanazawa; Kentaro Kawase; Yuya Tsuda

OsloShostakovich, Prokofiev

Shostakovich, Prokofiev
Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra; Andris Poga; Boris Giltburg; Brynjar Kolbergsrud

LuganoGlinka, Shostakovich, Tchaikovsky

Glinka, Shostakovich, Tchaikovsky
Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana; Jérémie Rhorer; Alexander Toradze

AmsterdamDejan Lazić, Shostakovich and Beethoven

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Strauss R., Shostakovich, Beethoven
Nederlands Kamerorkest; Dejan Lazić; Gordan Nikolić

AmsterdamNikolić and Lazić: Shostakovich and Beethoven

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Strauss R., Shostakovich, Beethoven
Netherlands Chamber Orchestra; Sietse-Jan Weijenberg; Dejan Lazić; Gordan Nikolić
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Royal Northern Sinfonia struggles to find its Russian soul

Royal Northern Sinfonia © Mark Savage
Opening their season with an all-Russian programme, Royal Northern Sinfonia ventured beyond the standard chamber orchestra repertoire, with patchy results.
**111
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Fireworks from Yuja Wang in Turkey

Yuja Wang and the Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg © Ali Guler
Daredevil piano playing and luscious Stravinsky at the 47th Istanbul Music Festival.
****1
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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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Hrůša’s Slavic canvas and the mystery of Kabeláč

Jakub Hrůša © Andreas Herzau
Dvořák’s Slavonic Dances were a treat and Simon Trpčeski was characteristically glistening in Shostakovich, but the surprise package turned out to be a rarely heard work by Kabeláč.
****1
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Prom 32: Inside Shostakovich’s Ninth with Aurora Orchestra

Nicholas Collon © BBC | Chris Chistodoulou
A remarkable feat of memorisation – a whole orchestra and no music! – made for an illuminating and exciting introduction to the Soviet composer's “victory” symphony.
****1
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