Shostakovich Suites

Shostakovich: The Jazz Album / Chailly, Royal Concertgebouw (2008)

Shostakovich: The Jazz Album / Chailly, Royal Concertgebouw (2008)
EAC rip | APE, log, cue, covers | RAR Rec. 3% | 255 MB | hotfile, filesonic
Classical | Label: Decca | Time: 0h:59m

Shostakovich jazz music? Taken at face value, this CD is nothing of the sort. Shostakovich's lively and endearing forays into the popular music of his time were just that, and light years away from the work of real jazz masters such as, say Jelly Roll Morton or Duke Ellington And yet they do say something significant about Shostakovich's experience of jazz, as a comparison of these colourful, Chaplinesque Jazz Suite Suites with roughly contemporaneous music by Gershwin Milhaud, Martinu MartinJ, Roussel and others will prove.
D. Shostakovich: Symphony no.5, Suites 1 & 2 For Jazz Orchestra / Y. Temirkanov, D. Kitaenko (2008)

D. Shostakovich: Symphony no.5, Suites 1 & 2 For Jazz Orchestra / Y. Temirkanov, D. Kitaenko (2008)
EAC rip | FLAC, log, cue, covers | RAR Rec. 3% | 350 MB | hotfile, filesonic
Classical | Label: Red Seal ( BEST100, vol.82) | Time: 74:18

Internationally recognized as one of the most talented conductors of his generation, Yuri Temirkanov has been the Music Director and Chief Conductor of the St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra since 1988.
Ufuk & Bahar Dordoncu - Sergei Prokofiev & Dmitri Shostakovich: Works For 2 Pianists Under Soviet Rule (2009)

Ufuk & Bahar Dördüncü - Sergei Prokofiev & Dmitri Shostakovich:
Works For 2 Pianists Under Soviet Rule (2009)

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 232 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 168 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: hat[now]ART | # 177 | Time: 00:59:54

These are excellent performances of exceptionally interesting repertoire. Prokofiev himself arranged 19 numbers from his Cinderella ballet for solo piano, so he surely would not have objected in principle to their reworking for two pianos; nor in practice, I suspect, because Pletnev’s arrangements are fabulously idiomatic and the playing here has all the requisite sparkle and drive. Shostakovich’s Op 6 Suite is far too seldom heard. True, it is an apprentice piece and open to criticism – both the first two movements peter out rather unconvincingly and the blend of grandiosity à la Rachmaninov and academic dissection of material à la Taneyev is not always a happy or very original one. But as a learning experience the Suite was a vital springboard for the First Symphony a couple of years later and there is real depth of feeling in the slow movement, as well as intimations elsewhere of the obsessive drive of the mature Shostakovich. What a phenomenally talented 16-year-old he was!
Riccardo Muti & Chicago Symphony Orchestra - Schoenberg: Kol Nidre; Shostakovich: Suite on Verses of Michelangelo Buonarroti

Riccardo Muti & Chicago Symphony Orchestra - Schoenberg: Kol Nidre; Shostakovich: Suite on Verses of Michelangelo Buonarroti (2016)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) +cue, log, digital booklet - 258 MB | 00:56:41
Classical, Opera | Label: CSO Resound | Release Year: 2016

This new live recording pairs profound works by two of the twentieth century's greatest composers: Arnold Schoenberg and Dmitri Shostakovich. Writer Phillip Huscher describes Schoenberg's Kol Nidre a "stark, strong modernist statement," set to the prayer said on the eve of Yom Kippur the Day of Atonement. Schoenberg, who had fled Europe in 1934, premiered the work in Los Angeles in 1938, one month before the devastating the anti Jewish pogroms of Kristallnacht took place throughout Nazi-Germany. Shostakovich's suite explores similarly weighty concerns, including themes of love, morality, death, and the human spirit through the poetry of the Renaissance master Michelangelo. Although originally conceived to honor the fifth centenary of the artist's birth, Shostakovich's settings became a highly personal testament to concerns the two men shared across the centuries.
Frank Peter Zimmermann - Shostakovich: Violin Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 (2016)

Frank Peter Zimmermann - Shostakovich: Violin Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 (2016)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 01:01:37 | 141 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: BIS

Composed almost 20 years apart, the two violin concertos by Dmitri Shostakovich were both conceived with the great violinist David Oistrakh in mind and dedicated to him. Shostakovich completed Concerto No. 1 in 1948, at a time when he had fallen out of grace with the Soviet authorities and it seemed uncertain if the work would ever be performed in public. This is reflected in the concerto which begins with a dark and solitary violin song over gloomy cellos and double basses.
Shostakovich Quartet ‎- Glazunov Quartet & Quintet (1984) [MFSL MFCD 875]

Shostakovich Quartet ‎- Glazunov Quartet & Quintet (1984)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Melodiya | Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab, MFCD 875 | ~ 267 or 148 Mb | Scans Included
Classical

Shostakovich Quartet (Квартет имени Шостаковича) was founded in 1966 by Alexander Korchagin and Andre Shishlov in the Rafael Davidyan class at the Moscow Conservatory. A few years later, professor Sergei Shirinsky (legendary cellist, member of Beethoven Quartet) mentored the ensemble…
Shostakovich - The Golden Age / Zolotoi Vek (Kaptsova, Skvorcov; Grigirovich) 2016 [HDTV 720p]

Shostakovich - The Golden Age / Zolotoi Vek (Kaptsova, Skvorcov; Grigirovich) 2016 [HDTV 720p]
AVC, 1280x720p (16:9), mbps, 25 fps | | 01:42:24 | GB
Ballet | Bolshoi theatre | HDTV->MKV

Grigorovich’s ballet is an exceptional phenomenon, a pointer for ballet in how to portray the contemporary age. The result is all the more brilliant in that in his treatment of this most complex material, the choreographer boldly plumbs for what is most difficult. The Golden Age depicts the when the remains of the old world, which had hidden, crawled out into the open and acted with refined cunning. For the first time in ballet, he presents the detective genre: pursuits, attacks and all.
Andris Nelsons - Shostakovich: Symphonies Nos. 5, 8 & 9; Suite From "Hamlet" (2016)

Andris Nelsons - Shostakovich: Symphonies Nos. 5, 8 & 9; Suite From "Hamlet"
Classical | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | 157:25 min | 2.55 GB | Digital booklet
Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Tracks: 21 | Rls.date: 2016

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.

Vladimir Ashkenazy - Shostakovich: Complete Symphonies (2007)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at Oct. 23, 2016
Vladimir Ashkenazy - Shostakovich: Complete Symphonies (2007)

Vladimir Ashkenazy - Shostakovich: Complete Symphonies (2007)
XLD Rip | FLAC (Tracks) +cue, log, artworks -3 gb |MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 1.8 gb | 12:37:45
Classical | Label: Decca | Release Year: 2007

The objective manner may disappoint those who remember Ashkenazy's more flamboyant pianism but this kind of plain-spoken Shostakovich could make a good benchmark library choice. The conscientious avoidance of either high gloss of interpretative point-scoring is carried over into the three new performances produced in-house by the NHK Symphony, an orchestra with which Ashkenazy has been associated as music director and latterly conductor laureate.
Alisa Weilerstein - Shostakovich: Cello Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 (2016)

Alisa Weilerstein - Shostakovich: Cello Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 (2016)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:00:47 | 139 MB
Label: Decca

It was in Shostakovichs First Cello Concerto that cellist Alisa Weilerstein prompted the Los Angeles Times to marvel: Weilersteins cello is her id… She and the cello seem simply to be one and the same.