Shostakovich Suites

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.

Schrödinger Suites 2018-1  Software

Posted by scutter at April 2, 2018
Schrödinger Suites 2018-1

Schrödinger Suites 2018-1 | 16.3 Gb

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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.
J.S. Bach - Branderburg Concertos (1-6) and Orchestral Suites (1-4) (1990) {3CD Festival Strings Lucerne, Rudolf Baumgartner}

J.S. Bach - Branderburg Concertos (1-6) and Orchestral Suites (1-4) (1990) {3CD Festival Strings Lucerne, Rudolf Baumgartner rel 1977-1978}
XLD rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 986 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 433 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 122 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1977-78, 1990 EuroDisc / BMG Ariola | 69219-2-RV
Classical / Baroque / Concerto / Orchestral

I've been listening to Brandenburgs non-stop for the past three weeks, for some reason. I love the Ristenpart recording, and I like the Britten version even better in some ways. This Baumgartner recording has a certain elegance. The pace is a tad slower and the ambience a bit thicker. The second movement of the first Brandenburg hits that emotional place a bit better than in the Britten version. I would be hard pressed to say which I prefer overall, but on first listening I sure loved this recording.
Elizabeth Farr - Jacquet de la Guierre: Harpischord Suites Nos. 1-6 (2005)

Elizabeth Farr - Jacquet de la Guierre: Harpischord Suites Nos. 1-6 (2005)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | Digital booklet | 02:22:46 | 919 Mb
Classical, Baroque | Label: Naxos Records

The musical talents of Elizabeth-Claude Jacquet, who became Jacquet de La Guerre at her marriage in 1684 to the organist Marin de la Guerre, attracted the patronage of Louis XIVs court while she was still little more than a child. She was an admired singer, virtuoso player of the harpsichord and composer of at least one opera (Cphale et Procris, 1694), a number of cantatas both secular and sacred, trio sonatas and the harpsichord works recorded here.
Berliner Philharmoniker & Mstislav Rostropovich - Tchaikovsky: Ballet Suites (1996/2015) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Berliner Philharmoniker & Mstislav Rostropovich - Tchaikovsky: Ballet Suites (1996/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 68:32 minutes | 1.26 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

Mstislav Rostropovich, known for his affinity for the music of Tchaikovsky, is at his peak conducting the music of his fellow countryman on this album. He leads the Berliner Philharmoniker in stirring performances of Tchaikovsky's ballet suites The Nutcracker, The Sleeping Beauty and Swan Lake, all recorded in June 1978.
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.