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Work: Symphony no. 5 in D minor, Op.47

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ComposerShostakovich, Dmitri (1906-1975)
Period20th century
Year1937
Work typeOrchestral
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MunichFestspielkonzert ATTACCA

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Gershwin, Shostakovich
ATTACCA - Youth Orchestra of the Bayerische Staatsorchester; Allan Bergius; Dimitri Mayboroda

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Tchaikovsky, Shostakovich
Sydney Symphony Orchestra; Sir Donald Runnicles; Stephen Hough
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Music in hiding? Collon and the CBSO return to Symphony Hall

While Stravinsky and Britten tuck away their sentiments and melodies, the debate about Shostakovich’s Fifth seems finally to be settled.
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An atmospheric Shostakovich 5 from the RPO and Robert Trevino

Curate's eggs are surprisingly common in the musical world: a disappointing concerto performance from an off-form Alexei Volodin but impressive results from Robert Trevino and the RPO in the main work.
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Valery Gergiev and the Munich Philharmonic deliver a dark, satisfying rendition of Shostakovich's Fifth Symphony. 
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Víkingur Ólafsson's star shines in Manchester

The Icelandic pianist joins The Hallé and conductor Klaus Mäkelä to deliver an excellent performance of Beethoven's First Piano Concerto at the Bridgewater Hall. 
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Prom 15: Nézét-Séguin sculpts Shostakovich with the BRSO

Nézét-Séguin draws limpid playing of extreme clarity from the BRSO to provide a telling account of Shostakovich's Fifth.
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