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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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EdinburghShostakovich Five

Royal Scottish National Orchestra
Lyadov, Rachmaninov, Shostakovich
Royal Scottish National Orchestra; Carlos Miguel Prieto; Boris Giltburg

GlasgowShostakovich Five

Royal Scottish National Orchestra
Lyadov, Rachmaninov, Shostakovich
Royal Scottish National Orchestra; Carlos Miguel Prieto; Boris Giltburg

Munich2. Akademiekonzert: Krzysztof Urbanski

© Marco Borggreve
Beethoven, Shostakovich
Bayerisches Staatsorchester; Krzysztof Urbański; Jan Lisiecki

AmsterdamNetherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra: Shostakovich' Symphony No. 5

© Eva Vermandel
Roslavets, Shostakovich
Radio Filharmonisch Orkest; Osmo Vänskä; Alina Ibragimova

LondonCanellakis conducts Shostakovich

© Masataka Suemitsu
Dean, Schumann, Shostakovich
London Philharmonic Orchestra; Karina Canellakis; Frank Peter Zimmermann
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An atmospheric Shostakovich 5 from the RPO and Robert Trevino

Robert Trevino © Musacchio & Ianniello
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.
***11
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Dark sound, light subtext in Shostakovich Fifth at Carnegie Hall

Valery Gergiev conducts the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra © Chris Lee
Valery Gergiev and the Munich Philharmonic deliver a dark, satisfying rendition of Shostakovich's Fifth Symphony. 
****1
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Víkingur Ólafsson's star shines in Manchester

Víkingur Ólafsson © Ari Magg
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

Yannick Nézét-Séguin © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
Nézét-Séguin draws limpid playing of extreme clarity from the BRSO to provide a telling account of Shostakovich's Fifth.
****1
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Shostakovich 5 triumphs – or not – with BBCSO and Payare

Dorothea Röschmann, Rafael Payare and the BBCSO © BBC | Mark Allan
Dorothea Röschmann has a soaring silvery line when needed (she is a famous Marschallin).
****1
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