Berglund Shostakovich

Russian National Orchestra, Paavo Berglund - Shostakovich: Symphony No. 8 (2006) [DSD64 + Hi-Res FLAC]

Russian National Orchestra, Paavo Berglund - Shostakovich: Symphony No.8 (2006)
DSD64 (.dsf) 1 bit/2,8 MHz | Time - 66:30 minutes | 1,57 GB
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time - 66:30 minutes | 1,2 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

This recording of Shostakovich's Symphony No. 8 won a Supersonic Award from Luxembourg magazine Pizzicato in 2006 in a review that praised this "masterful interpretation" of a "moving symphony." Part of a Shostakovich cycle from the Russian National Orchestra led by different conductors, this volume is helmed by Paavo Berglund.
Vasily Petrenko, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra - Shostakovich: Symphonies Nos. 2 & 15 (2012/2015) [DSD64 + HD FLAC]

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Vasily Petrenko - Shostakovich: Symphonies Nos. 2 & 15 (2012/2015)
DSD64 (.dsf) 1 bit/2,8 MHz | Time - 66:53 minutes | 1,57 GB
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time - 66:53 minutes | 1,24 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

The seventh entry in Vasily Petrenko's outstanding sequence of Shostakovich symphonies pairs two works that stand at opposing poles of Shostakovic's creative life but present similar interpretive puzzles. The 2nd Symphony, written to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the October Revolution, begins with music as modernistic as anything Shostakovich ever wrote but ends in a bombastic choral setting of Leninist agitprop poetry. The 15th Symphony, the composer's last, swerves from an almost giddy sense of play to death-haunted musings to a bleak serenity; along the way Shostakovich mixes in enigmatic allusions to Rossini and Wagner. In both pieces, esteem for the music sits alongside bafflement at what these pieces mean, and what they say about the composer's elusive inner life.
LSO, Rostropovich - Shostakovich - Symphony No. 11 (2017) {B&W Society of Sound no. 84 Digital Download 16-44.1}

LSO, Rostropovich - Shostakovich - Symphony No. 11 (2017) {B&W Society of Sound no. 84 Digital Download 16-44.1}
FLAC (tracks) - 16bit/44kHz - Official Digital Download (bowers-wilkins.com) -> 237 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 169 Mb
Full Artwork (jpg+pdf) -> 7 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2017 LSO / B&W Society of Sound | LSO89 / SoS no. 84
Classical / Contemporary Classical / Symphony

Shostakovich’s atmospheric Eleventh Symphony recounts the events surrounding the First Russian Revolution of 1905, while reflecting on the brutality of the later Soviet regime. Its cinematic depiction of winter cold and military might is utterly compelling, and never more so than under the baton of the composer’s friend Mstislav Rostropovich.
LSO, Rostropovich - Shostakovich - Symphony No. 8 (2017) {B&W Society of Sound no. 80 Digital Download 16-44.1}

LSO, Rostropovich - Shostakovich - Symphony No. 8 (2017) {B&W Society of Sound no. 80 Digital Download 16-44.1}
FLAC (tracks) - 16bit/44kHz - Official Digital Download (bowers-wilkins.com) -> 259 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 161 Mb
Full Artwork (jpg+pdf) -> 5 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2017 LSO / B&W Society of Sound | LSO85 / SoS no. 80
Classical / Early 20th Century / Symphony

Shostakovich wrote his Eighth Symphony (from a total of fifteen) in the summer of 1943, across a period of around ten weeks. It was given its first performance on 4 November that year by the USSR Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Evgeny Mravinsky, to whom the work is dedicated. Expectations were high, for Shostakovich’s Seventh Symphony, associated with the siege of Leningrad, had been adopted both in Russia and the West as a symbol of resistance to the Nazis. It was hoped that the Eighth would follow in its patriotic footsteps – earlier that year the German Sixth army had been annihilated at Stalingrad, the siege of Leningrad has been lifted, and the Nazis were in retreat.
The Borodin Trio - Shostakovich: Piano Quintet Op.57 & Trio No.2 Op.67 (1983)

The Borodin Trio - Shostakovich: Piano Quintet Op.57 & Trio No.2 Op.67 (1983)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 65:35 | 322 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Chandos | Catalog: CHAN 8342

Both these couplings are extremely fine, but taken together they add up to even more than the sum of their parts. The point of coupling Shostakovich’s first and last string quartets is obvious, and the contrast between what the composer himself called his “Springtime Quartet” and the unprecedented sequence of six slow movements written months before his death could not be more poignant.
National Symphony Orchestra, Howard Mitchell - Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5 (1959/2016) [Official Digital Download 24/192]

National Symphony Orchestra, Howard Mitchell - Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5 (1959/2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 44:05 minutes | 1.54 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front Cover

1959 Record with 'New Orthophonic' recording. Howard Mitchell, Conductor National Symphony Orchestra So many composers seem to hit their stride with a 5th symphony that is considered outstanding. This is true of Shostakovich. The art work on the front has a very interesting painting by Joseph Hirsch, a well known painter from the 30s and 40s. A close up version of Shostakovich's face composed of jewel-like facets echoing the artistic complexity of the music.
Dmitri Ensemble & Graham Ross - Shostakovich: Chamber Symphonies (Arr. by Rudolf Barshai) (2015) [24/96]

Dmitri Ensemble & Graham Ross - Shostakovich: Chamber Symphonies (Arr. by Rudolf Barshai) (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 64:17 minutes | 1.11 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

The Dmitri Ensemble under Graham Ross performs Shostakovich's String Quartets Nos. 1, 8 and 10, re-worked as thrilling Chamber Symphonies for string orchestra by his pupil and advocate, Rudolf Barshai. Written in Dresden 1960, Shostakovich was sent there to compose a film score but was overwhelmed by the aftermath of WWII bombings which he saw; the result was the 8th quartet.
Orava Quartet - Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov, Shostakovich: String Quartets (2018)

Orava Quartet - Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov, Shostakovich: String Quartets (2018)
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & front cover | 306 MB
Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Tracks: 12 | Time: 51:22 min

The Orava Quartet has been hailed by Limelight magazine and The Australian as “the most exciting young quartet on the block”, “world class”, and “the real deal”. Earning a reputation and a devoted following for their passionate and thrilling performances, the Quartet bring their unique sound and breathtaking intensity to the classics of the string quartet canon, making audiences fall in love with these works all over again.
David Grimal, Xavier Phillips, Les Dissonances - Shostakovich: Cello Concerto No.1 & Symphony No.5 (2016) [24-96]

David Grimal, Xavier Phillips, Les Dissonances - Shostakovich: Cello Concerto No.1 & Symphony No.5 (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 76:19 minutes | 1.19 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

Les Dissonances made its first recordings for Ambroise-Naïve, the critical success of which led to the birth of its own label in March 2014. To celebrate its 10 anniversary, the orchestra’s new Shostakovich album, recorded live at the Opéra de Dijon, is presented complete with an extended tribute piece by Xavier Phillips in memory of his mentor, Mstislav Rostropovich, dedicatee of Shostakovich’s two cello concertos. It follows the label’s high production and design values, offering the disc as part of a hardbound book containing detailed programme notes, Phillips’ essay, artist biographies and monochrome photographs.

Mischa Maisky - Shostakovich: Cello Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 (1995)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at Jan. 17, 2018
Mischa Maisky - Shostakovich: Cello Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 (1995)

Mischa Maisky - Shostakovich: Cello Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 (1995)
MP3 (CBR 320 kbps) | Covers Included | 64:33 | 157 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon

Anticipating the ultimate judgements of posterity can be a risky business, and yet in the case of Shostakovich concertos I'll risk putting my neck on the line by proclaiming the First Violin Concerto greater than the Second, and the Second Cello Concerto greater than the First.