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Andris Nelsons, Boston SO - Shostakovich: Under Stalin's Shadow - Symphony No.10 (2015) [24-96] RE

Andris Nelsons, Boston SO - Shostakovich: Under Stalin's Shadow - Symphony No.10 (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 64:50 minutes | 1,31 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

The first installment of a long-term collaboration with one of the most exciting young conductors of our time: Andris Nelsons the newly appointed Music Director of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Andris Nelsons - even though being only in his mid 30ies - has had a long journey with Shostakovich. He is one of the last conductors of his generation who still grew up in the Russian and, more especially, the Soviet musical tradition ever since he started his training as a conductor. He studied in St Petersburg with Alexander Titov and also with Mariss Jansons. His new orchestra has had a great tradition in performing many of Shostakovichs works in America for the first time. The theme of the first album with Shostakovichs 10th Symphony and Passacaglia from Lady Macbeth is a reflection on Shostakovich and Stalin. Lady Macbeth was the piece which brought criticism of his work and the radical change of style, whereas Symphony 10 is from the year Stalin died: the long arc of censorship of Shostakovich until Stalins death, and the composers response to this.

Peter Donohoe - Shostakovich: 24 Preludes and Fugues (2017)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at Dec. 26, 2017
Peter Donohoe - Shostakovich: 24 Preludes and Fugues (2017)

Peter Donohoe - Shostakovich: 24 Preludes and Fugues (2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks)+cue, log, m3u, d. booklet | 465 MB
Label: Signum Records – SIG 396 | Tracks: 48 | Time: 148:07 min
Classical, Modern Era, Piano

Celebrated international pianist Peter Donohoe begins a new series of Shostakovich releases on Signum Classics with a new recording of Dmitri Shostakovich’s 24 Preludes and Fugues, Op. 87.
Mariinsky Orchestra, Valery Gergiev - Shostakovich: Symphonies Nos. 2 & 11 (2010)

Mariinsky Orchestra, Valery Gergiev - Shostakovich: Symphonies Nos. 2 & 11 (2010)
WEB FLAC (tracks) | Artwork: d.booklet, front cover | 259 mb | MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 180 mb
Classical | Label: Mariinsky

Shostakovich's Second and Eleventh Symphonies are both inspired by Russian revolutions. The Eleventh Symphony, "The Year 1905", marks the bloody revolution of its namesake year. It is an astonishingly atmospheric symphony, of cinematic breadth, especially the second movement which depicts the Bloody Sunday massacre in St Petersburg.

Bernard Haitink - Mahler: Symphonie Nr. 3 (2017)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at Dec. 5, 2017
Bernard Haitink - Mahler: Symphonie Nr. 3 (2017)

Bernard Haitink - Mahler: Symphonie Nr. 3 (2017)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:41:28 | 432 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: BR Klassik | Catalog: 900149

Bernard Haitink has had a long association with Gustav Mahler's Symphony No. 3 in D minor, from his classic 1966 stereo recording with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra to his 2006 audiophile recording with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. This 2016 release on BR Klassik finds Haitink leading the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra in a stirring live performance that shows no diminishment of the conductor's interpretive powers, and compares quite well with his previous renditions.

Shostakovich: A Life  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by First1 at Nov. 25, 2017
Shostakovich: A Life

Shostakovich: A Life by Laurel Fay
English | July 7th, 2005 | ASIN: B000WNKZA0, ISBN: 0195134389, 0195182510 | 488 Pages | EPUB | 10.95 MB

For this authoritative post-cold-war biography of Shostakovich's illustrious but turbulent career under Soviet rule, Laurel E. Fay has gone back to primary documents: Shostakovich's many letters, concert programs and reviews, newspaper articles, and diaries of his contemporaries. An indefatigable worker, he wrote his arresting music despite deprivations during the Nazi invasion and constant surveillance under Stalin's regime.
Boston SO, Andris Nelsons - Dmitri Shostakovich - "Under Stalin's Shadow": Symphonies Nos. 5, 8 & 9; Suite From "Hamlet" (2016)

Dmitri Shostakovich: Symphonies Nos. 5, 8 & 9; Suite From "Hamlet" (2016)
Boston Symphony Orchestra; Andris Nelsons, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 624 Mb | Artwork included | Time: 02:37:35
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # 479 5201 GH2

Andris Nelsons is the Music Director of the Boston Symphony Orchestra and in fall 2015 he was announced as Gewandhauskapellmeister of the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, commencing in the 2017/18 season. With both appointments, and in leading a pioneering alliance between these two esteemed institutions, Andris Nelsons is firmly underlined as one of the most renowned and innovative conductors on the international scene today. The goal is a complete Shostakovich cycle on Deutsche Grammophon with the Boston Symphony Orchestra. This recording provides a kaleidoscope of Shostakovichs struggle with historical events and political pressures. The pre-war eclectic but accessible and popular 5th, in which he would seem to bow to political pressure, ensured his temporary rehabilitation. The beautiful but dark and gloomy mid-war 8th provoked yet again his fall from favor and instead of providing the political authorities with a triumphant post-war 9th Symphony, Shostakovich wrote a light Haydnesque work which would not be performed until after Stalins death. Selections from the Hamlet Suite, possibly Shostakovichs best film score, rounds out this 2 CD set.
Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra & Bernard Haitink - Bruckner: Symphony No. 6 (2017)

Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra & Bernard Haitink - Bruckner: Symphony No. 6
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 55:11 min | 241 MB
Label: BR-Klassik | Tracks: 04 | Rls.date: 2017

For a long time, Anton Bruckner’s Sixth Symphony (alongside the Second) was regarded as something of a ‘poor relation’ in his immense symphonic oeuvre, although the composer himself had moodily referred to it as his "boldest". Over the decades, in view of its performance figures and recordings, this changed significantly: The work has now secured itself a permanent place in the repertoire.
Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan - Dmitri Shostakovich: Symphony No. 10, Op. 93 (1982) Reissue 2006 [Re-Up]

Dmitri Shostakovich - Symphony No. 10, Op. 93 (1982) Reissue 2006
Berliner Philharmoniker, conducted by Herbert von Karajan (Recording 1981)

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 231 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 138 Mb | Scans included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # 00289 477 5909 | Time: 00:51:43

Herbert von Karajan's digital recording of Shostakovich's Tenth Symphony (the only one of the cycle that he committed to disc) is now issued to mark the Shostakovich centenary in 2006.
Keller Quartett, Alexei Lubimov - Alfred Schnittke, Dmitri Shostakovich: Lento (2003)

Keller Quartett, Alexei Lubimov - Alfred Schnittke, Dmitri Shostakovich: Lento (2003)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 237 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 154 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: ECM | # ECM New Series 1755, 461 815-2 | Time: 01:05:00

Schnittke's Piano Quintet, a creative response to his mother's death, is an austere, haunting work full of grief and tenderness that marks one of his early ventures into polystylistic writing. The opening piano solo is unique, a spare statement of puzzlement in the face of tragedy. It gives way to a waltz, as if recapturing a lost past, then the graceful dance melody literally disintegrates as the strings venture off into other regions, vainly trying to reassemble the theme and failing. At the end of its touching five movements the music's despair is transformed into serene, hard-won acceptance. Shostakovitch's 15th Quartet, his final statement in that form, premiered just months before his death. It's six slow movements are shot through with contemplative sadness and regret. The music is so rich in texture and substance that attention never flags.
Peter Donohoe - Shostakovich: Piano Sonatas Nos. 1-2 & Piano Concertos Nos. 1-2 (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Peter Donohoe, Orchestra of the Swan & David Curtis - Shostakovich: Piano Sonatas Nos. 1-2 & Piano Concertos Nos. 1-2 (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 79:36 minutes | 1.26 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Celebrated international pianist Peter Donohoe continues his series of Shostakovich releases with the contrasting pairs of Piano Concertos and Piano Sonatas, works covering some four decades of the composer's creative life.