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Work: Symphony no. 13 in B flat minor, "Babi Yar", Op.113

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ComposerShostakovich, Dmitri (1906-1975)
Period20th century
Year1962
Work typeOrchestral
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New York CityOrchestre symphonique de Montréal

Schumann, Shostakovich
Orchestre symphonique de Montréal; Kent Nagano; Alexander Vinogradov; Mikhail Pletnev; Andrew Megill; Unknown

ViennaStrauss & Schostakowitsch

Strauss R., Shostakovich
Vienna Symphony Orchestra; Heinz Ferlesch; Matthias Goerne; Wiener Singakademie; Dima Slobodeniouk

ViennaWienerSymphoniker@7: Schostakowitsch

Shostakovich
Vienna Symphony Orchestra; Heinz Ferlesch; Matthias Goerne; Iveta Apkalna; Wiener Singakademie; Dima Slobodeniouk

CopenhagenRustioni & Shostakovich's 13

Mozart, Shostakovich
Danish National Symphony Orchestra; Daniele Rustioni; Martin Fröst; Alexander Vinogradov
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Nézet-Séguin and the LPO on great form with Shostakovich's Symphony no. 13

Yannick Nézet-Séguin’s return to the London Philharmonic, of which he is the Guest Principal Conductor, was as usual greeted with a full and enthusiastic concert hall. His strengths in the French repertoire and choral music made him the perfect conductor for an evening of music by Dutilleux and Shostakovich, whose Tout un monde lointain and Symphony no.
*****
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Defiant memory: Janowski and Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin at Musikfest Berlin

Even in a festival anchored around a handful of 20th-century composers touched by the presence of war – Benjamin Britten, Dmitri Shostakovich, Béla Bartók, Witold Lutosławski – the program on Thursday night with the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin and their chief conductor, Marek Janowski, was especially haunted by the memory of atrocity. It was a night of tough music with little reprieve.
***11
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An uplifting "Babi Yar" Symphony from Aleksashkin and Ashkenazy

It can't be often that a poet declares that the selection and setting of his words to music has turned them into better poetry.
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Terror and humour in Shostakovich's 13th

As a big Shostakovich fan, I was very excited when I found out that his 13th Symphony ('Babi Yar') would be performed this season. It's a work that does not appear that often in concert halls, probably because it not only requires a large orchestra, but also a more-than-adept bass soloist and male chorus.
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Chostakovitch à Strasbourg : le Fidelio du XXe siècle ?

Marko Letonja © Gregory Massat
Sous la direction de Marko Letonja, l'Orchestre Philharmonique de Strasbourg, la basse Pavlo Hunka et le Chœur National d’hommes d’Estonie ont offert une interprétation bouleversante de la Symphonie n° 13 « Babi Yar » de Chostakovitch.
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