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Work: Symphony no. 8 in C minor, Op.65

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ComposerShostakovich, Dmitri (1906-1975)
Period20th century
Year1943
Work typeOrchestral
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MadridMúsica bajo sospecha, 3

Música bajo sospecha, 3
Mendelssohn, Shostakovich
Orquesta Sinfónica de RTVE; Christoph König; Galyna Gurina

Las Palmas de Gran CanariaMendelssohn & Shostakovich

Mendelssohn & Shostakovich
Mendelssohn, Shostakovich
Orquesta Filarmónica de Gran Canaria; Carlos Kalmar

GothenburgMozart's Bassoon Concerto

Mozart, Shostakovich
Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra; Christoph Eschenbach; Ole Kristian Dahl

LondonBBC Symphony Orchestra / Saraste

Fagerlund, Mahler, Shostakovich
BBC Symphony Orchestra; Jukka-Pekka Saraste; Karen Cargill

CincinnatiManny and Mozart

Mozart, Shostakovich
Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra; Peter Oundjian; Emanuel Ax
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Searing Shostakovich from Bychkov and the Czech Phil

Semyon Bychkov conducts the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
Semyon Bychkov produces a gripping and soul-searching Shostakovich Eighth while soprano Elena Stikhina makes an impressive UK debut in Tchaikovsky.
*****
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Rafael Payare gives Shostakovich 8 a rare airing in Belfast

Rafael Payare © Henry Fair
In the second instalment of his Strauss and Shostakovich exploration, Payare directs the Ulster Orchestra in two hugely contrasting works premiered in times of conflict.
***11
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A musical journey spanning three centuries with The Hallé

Sir Mark Elder © Benjamin Ealovega
An enjoyable and vivid performance representing music spanning three centuries of history
****1
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The National Symphony discovers Weinberg

Christoph Eschenbach © Luca Piva
A first performance of Weinberg for the NSO and a thoroughly fearsome Shostakovich Eighth.
***11
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Bartók with bite; intense but restrained Shostakovich

Frank Peter Zimmermann © Harald Hoffmann | Hänssler Classic
Edge and bite in Bartók from Zimmermann, followed by intense but restrained Shostakovich from Valčuha and the Philharmonia.
***11
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