Shostakovich Suites

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.
Johann Mattheson - 12 Suites for Harpsichord - Gilbert Rowland (2017) {Athene ATH 23301 Official Digital Download}

Johann Mattheson - 12 Suites for Harpsichord - Gilbert Rowland (2017) {Athene ATH 23301 Official Digital Download}
FLAC (tracks) - 16bit/44kHz - Official Digital Download (chandos.net) -> 1.16 Gb | MP3 @320 -> 411 Mb
Full Artwork (jpg+pdf) -> 14 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2017 Athene / Gilbert Rowland / Divine Art | ATH 23301
Classical / German Baroque / Harpsichord

Following the fine critical praise for his pioneering recording of the complete Harpsichord Suites of G.F. Handel, Gilbert Rowland moves to the lesser known but equally inspired Johann Mattheson (1681-1764) who composed these suites in 1714. Although generally following the then current Dance Suite format used so much by Bach, Handel and others, Mattheson created variety with different dances (such as the Tocatine) and varying numbers of movements. Certainly very musical and original, these Suites deserve to be considered on a level with those of Handel at the very least. Masterful performances by Gilbert Rowland who plays a 2-manual French-style instruments by Andrew Wooderson (2005) after an original from 1750 by Goemans.

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.
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.
J.S. Bach - The Cello Suites - Nina Kotova (2014) {Warner Classics Official Digital Download}

J.S. Bach - The Cello Suites - Nina Kotova (2014) {Warner Classics Official Digital Download}
FLAC (tracks) - 16bit/44kHz - Official Digital Download (prestoclassical.co.uk) -> 765 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 323 Mb
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© 2014 Warner Classics / Nina Kotova
Classical / Baroque / Chamber Music / Cello

The very short list of credits on this Warner Classics release includes Russian American cellist Nina Kotova and producer Adam Abeshouse, who delivers a very closely miked sound in the frequently used Performing Arts Recital Hall of Purchase College on Long Island, New York. But perhaps the uncredited star on this set of Bach's Six Suites for solo cello is Kotova's 1679 Stradivarius instrument, which Kotova exploits to the maximum. Her reading is one of those in the line coming down from Pablo Casals, with a high degree of expressiveness generated through variations in tempo and articulation. Hear any of the concluding gigues, which come off like late Romantic witches' dances, for an example, or the increasingly unexpected relationships among the Gavotte sections in the Suite No. 6 in D major, BWV 1012 (CD 2, track 17).

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.

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.
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.