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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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PragueBeethoven, Shostakovich

Czech Philharmonic
Beethoven, Shostakovich
Czech Philharmonic Youth Orchestra; Semyon Bychkov

LondonCorinthian Orchestra's Winter Spectacular

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Rachmaninov, Shostakovich
Corinthian Chamber Orchestra; Leonard Elschenbroich; Alexei Grynyuk

BirminghamShostakovich’s Fifth Symphony

Brahms, Nielsen, Shostakovich
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra; Alpesh Chauhan; Eugene Tzikindelean

Hong KongJaap|Shostakovich 5World premiere

Hong Kong Philharmonic Society Ltd
Yip Sai Man, Prokofiev, Shostakovich
Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra; Jaap van Zweden; Akiko Suwanai

VigoKim Bomsori: Concierto para violín de Chaikovski

Tchaikovsky, Shostakovich
Orquesta Sinfónica de Galicia; Víctor Pablo Pérez; Bomsori Kim
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The highest beauty imaginable: astonishing Prokofiev from Hilary Hahn

Hahn balanced tranquility and ferocity in Prokofiev's First Violin Concerto, and conductor Gemma New drew out an especially nuanced reading of Shostakovich's Fifth Symphony.
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Infectious dynamism from Currie, intensity from an assured BBC SSO

An exciting European premiere of Nicole Lizée's percussion concerto from Colin Currie, Alpesh Chauhan and the BBC SSO, followed by touching intensity in Bruckner, and an assured Shostakovich Fifth Symphony.
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Beatrice Rana makes exceptional debut with the New York Philharmonic

The Italian pianist breathes new life into a well-trodden warhorse by bringing out some of the score’s overlooked details in the Philharmonic's final concert at the Rose Theater. 
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The Fifth! Jaap van Zweden makes Santa Cecilia debut

The Dutch conductor makes his debut at Santa Cecilia with a popular, fully symphonic programme.
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Philharmonia Orchestra in powerful form under Marin Alsop

The American conductor led strong, characterful performances of Britten and Shostakovich that prompted some misgivings by their execution but made a powerful impression overall.
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