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Work: Symphony no. 6 in B minor, Op.54

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ComposerShostakovich, Dmitri (1906-1975)
Period20th century
Year1939
Work typeOrchestral
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DresdenTjeknavorian, St. Petersburger Philharmoniker Temirkanov

Tchaikovsky, Sibelius, Shostakovich
St Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra; Yuri Temirkanov; Emmanuel Tjeknavorian

ManchesterStrauss, Schnittke, Shostakovich

Strauss R., Schnittke, Shostakovich
BBC Philharmonic; Omer Meir Wellber; Jan Vogler

DublinChristian Reif conducts

Bartók, Britten, Shostakovich
RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra; Christian Reif; Julia Bullock
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The LSO find their Russian Roots in Shostakovich

Gianandrea Noseda © Mark Allan
Technically impressive pianism from Denis Matsuev doesn't click with Noseda and the LSO, but Shostakovich 6 is delivered with verve.
***11
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Jurowski revels in Stravinsky, Debussy and Shostakovich

Vladimir Jurowski © Drew Kelley
In a memorable evening, Jurowski and the LPO presented entirely convincing accounts.
*****
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Paavo Järvi brings the Estonian Festival Orchestra to Zurich

Paavo Järvi © Julia Bayer
Paavo Järvi conducted the Estonian Festival Orchestra that he founded in select works by Northern composers.
****1
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Franz Welser-Möst conducts in Stockholm

Franz Welser-Möst conducts the RSPO © Urban Wedin
The much anticipated Austrian conductor strikes home with Shostakovich and Beethoven as a side dish in Stockholm.
***11
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Jazzy optimism: Thibaudet’s Gershwin in Amsterdam

Andris Nelsons returned to his Shostakovich cycle with an easy-going Sixth Symphony, followed by an exhilarating Suite for Variety Orchestra. Jean-Yves Thibaudet delighted audiences with Gershwin’s Piano Concerto in F.
****1
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