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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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LondonProm 15: Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra I

Beethoven, Shostakovich
Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra; Yannick Nézet-Séguin

BolzanoYe, Beethoven, Schostakowitsch

© Chris Lee
Ye, Beethoven, Shostakovich
National Youth Orchestra of China; Ludovic Morlot; Garrick Ohlsson

GothenburgSeason Opening with Grieg

Higdon, Grieg, Shostakovich
Gothenburg Symphony; Santtu-Matias Rouvali; Leif Ove Andsnes

GothenburgSeason Opening with Grieg

Higdon, Grieg, Shostakovich
Gothenburg Symphony; Santtu-Matias Rouvali; Leif Ove Andsnes

ManchesterThe Hallé - Shostakovich’s Defiant Response

© Ari Magg
Beethoven, Shostakovich
The Hallé; Klaus Mäkelä; Víkingur Ólafsson
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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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Hrůša and Ax join Cleveland Orchestra

Jakub Hrůša © Andreas Herzau
Jakub Hrůša returned to Cleveland to conduct a rarity by Kabeláč and a warhorse by Shostakovich while joining forces with Emanuel Ax for an interlude of Stravinsky.
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Beguiling Strauss and surging Shostakovich in Birmingham

Fatma Said © Felix Broede
Xian Zhang brought out the beauty of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra’s engaging sound and soprano Fatma Said gracefully beguiled us with Strauss.
***11
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Baltimore SO excel in Proms debut

Marin Alsop conducts the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
Bernstein's Slava! and Age of Anxiety aren't the best examples of his concert music, but Marin Alsop and the BSO made the best possible case for them. 
****1
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Stunning Weber from Andreas Ottensamer in Auckland

Andreas Ottensamer © Katja Ruge | Decca
The Viennese clarinettist joined the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra and Carlos Miguel Prieto in a programme of Copland, Weber and Shostakovich.
****1
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