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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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BudapestKristóf Baráti Plays Brahms Violin Concerto

Brahms, Shostakovich
Hungarian National Philharmonic Orchestra; Hartmut Haenchen; Kristóf Baráti

BudapestKristóf Baráti Performs Brahms Violin Concerto

Brahms, Shostakovich
Hungarian National Philharmonic Orchestra; Hartmut Haenchen; Kristóf Baráti

San FranciscoSF Symphony plays Bach and Shostakovich

Bach, Shostakovich
San Francisco Symphony; Juraj Valčuha; Alexander Barantschik
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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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Robust Shostakovich 8 from Cristian Măcelaru and the CBSO

Cristian Măcelaru © Sorin Popa
Shostakovich's Eighth dominated another memorable City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra programme. 
****1
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