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Work: Symphony no. 4 in C minor, Op.43

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ComposerShostakovich, Dmitri (1906-1975)
Period20th century
Year1935
Work typeOrchestral
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Hong KongTchaikovsky's Piano Concerto no. 1

Vasks, Tchaikovsky, Shostakovich
Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra; Andris Poga; Behzod Abduraimov

MadridMúsica bajo sospecha, 8

Música bajo sospecha, 8
Puerto, Shostakovich
Orquesta Sinfónica de RTVE; Jaime Martín

TurinConcert no. 16 - Symphonic season 2019-2020

Martucci, Shostakovich
Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della Rai; Juraj Valčuha

SalzburgGustav Mahler Jugendorchester · Metzmacher

Mussorgsky, Shostakovich
Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester; Ingo Metzmacher; Angela Denoke
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Nézet-Séguin and Kavakos: the stars come out in Lucerne

Leonidas Kavakos, Yannick Nézet-Séguin and the Lucerne Festival Orchestra © Peter Fischli | Lucerne Festival
Conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin’s recent debut with the Lucerne Festival Orchestra was a dazzling Beethoven-Shostakovich programme that epitomised the “power of music”.
*****
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Miracles at the Barbican in Gavin Higgins' new concerto

Helen Vollam performs Gavin Higgins' The Book of Miracles © BBC | Mark Allan
Higgins never forgets that the concerto form has a playful element
****1
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MacMillan première outgunned by Shostakovich

Ian Bostridge © Sim Canetty-Clarke
It’s always a heart-warming sight to see so many young people at the Barbican as members of the National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain shared the stage with equal composure as the London Symphony Chorus and string players from the LSO.
****1
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Passionate Shostakovich from Noseda and the LSO

Gianandrea Noseda © Steve Sherman
There were memorable moments, as Noseda continued his advocacy of Sir James MacMillan and Shostakovich symphony cycle. Yet Noseda’s maximalist approach had its costs, as it was only in the opening Kodály that found Noseda at his best.
***11
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Nelsons and the Boston Symphony stare into the abyss

Andris Nelsons conducts the Boston Symphony © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
Another Bernstein concerto-in-all-but-name followed by Shostakovich, this time with the Boston Symphony flexing their muscles. 
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