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Work: Symphony no. 15 in A major, Op.141

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ComposerShostakovich, Dmitri (1906-1975)
Period20th century
Year1971
Work typeOrchestral
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AtlantaJames Ehnes and the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto

Shostakovich, Tchaikovsky
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra; Donald Runnicles; James Ehnes

RotterdamGergiev conducts Shostakovich

Rossini, Shostakovich
Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra; Valery Gergiev; Gautier Capuçon

AmsterdamValery Gergiev conducts Shostakovich

© Hans van der Woerd
Rossini, Shostakovich
Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra; Valery Gergiev; Gautier Capuçon

MadridOrquesta de la Comunidad de Madrid

Orquesta de la Comunidad de Madrid
Bartók, Torres, Shostakovich
Orquesta de la Comunidad de Madrid; Jordi Francés; Joan Enric Lluna

LondonIgor Levit plays Messiaen and Shostakovich Messiaen Visions de l'Amen

Shostakovich: Symphony no. 15 in A major, Op.141
Igor Levit; Markus Hinterhäuser; Ning Feng; Julia Hagen
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Rachmaninov and Shostakovich from Andris Nelsons and the Boston SO

Andris Nelsons leads Daniil Trifonov and the Boston SO in Rachmaninov's Third Piano Concerto © Hilary Scott
In its chamber music textures, Shostakovich's 15th couldn’t provide greater contrast to Rachmaninov’s rainforest of notes in this Slavic double bill from Andris Nelsons and the Boston Symphony. 
****1
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Bach meets Harbison in the Land of Shostakovich

Ludovic Morlot © Chris Lee
Seattle audiences welcomed Pulitzer Prize-winning composer John Harbison to Benaroya Hall this past weekend with the west coast premiere of his work, What Do We Make of Bach? for orchestra and obbligato organ.
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Ghostly remembrances: Weinberg championed in Birmingham

Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla © Benjamin Ealovega
Nearly a century after his birth, Weinberg's final completed symphony is given its UK premiere by the CBSO and Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla.
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Renaud Capuçon finds the tragedy in Shostakovich

Renaud Capuçon © Mat Hennek
The UK première of Shchedrin's Dialogues with Shostakovich was followed by powerful Shostakovich. 
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Mutter transplants Tchaikovsky to the 20th century

Anne-Sophie Mutter © Harald Hoffmann | DG
Sir Mark Elder conducted the LSO through a series of inimitable Russian works while the star player veered off course to formulate her own new genre – quite deliciously.
***11
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