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Work: Symphony no. 9 in E flat major, Op.70

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ComposerShostakovich, Dmitri (1906-1975)
Period20th century
Work typeOrchestral
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LondonSunday Matinees: Shostakovich and Prokofiev

Sunday Matinees: Shostakovich and Prokofiev
Prokofiev, Shostakovich
Philharmonia Orchestra; Pablo Heras-Casado; Simon Trpčeski

PooleDefiant Shostakovich

Defiant Shostakovich
Schubert, Lyadov, Shostakovich
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra; Marta Gardolińska

MelbourneShostakovich and Beethoven

Shostakovich, Beethoven
Melbourne Symphony Orchestra; Lawrence Renes

Santa Cruz de TenerifeAntonio Méndez dirige Shostakovich & Elgar

Antonio Méndez dirige Shostakovich & Elgar
Shostakovich, Elgar
Orquesta Sinfónica de Tenerife; Antonio Méndez

New York CityJaap van Zweden conducts: World Premiere by artist-in-residence Chick Corea

Bernstein, Corea, Shostakovich
New York Philharmonic Orchestra; Jaap van Zweden; Joseph Alessi
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Pandemic programming: Shostakovich and Sibelius in Gothenburg

Jukka-Pekka Saraste © Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
Saraste’s mastery in Sibelius is hardly a surprise, and neither is the calibre of the orchestra Sibelius himself often visited to conduct.
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Giants, prodigies and miniatures at the Musikverein

Lahav Shani © Marco Borggreve
All the light, tuneful melodies and tuttis of the Ninth Symphony are still somehow Shostakovich, but a Shostakovich during a rare period where he seems to be taking antidepressants.
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Thrilling Shostakovich with a heart of desperation from the LSO

Gianandrea Noseda © Mark Allan
Shostakovich, combined with witty Prokofiev, warm and expressive Mozart and atmospheric Mussorgsky from Noseda and the LSO at the Barbican.
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The RPO making sense of Shostakovich: a thrilling Ninth

Kian Soltani © Juventino Mateo
Shelley and the RPO make sense of Shostakovich with lush Glazunov, tight Borodin and dazzling Prokofiev with Kian Soltani.

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A detox for Hong Kong from Fleming and the HK Phil

Reneé Fleming and Jaap van Zweden with the HK Phil © Ka Lam | HK Phil
The HK Phil display virtuosic brilliance in an energetic rendition of Shostakovich’s witty Symphony no. 9 under Jaap van Zweden
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