Shostakovich Suites

Schrödinger Suites 2017-2  Software

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Schrödinger Suites 2017-2

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Viola Sonata. Dmitriy Shostakovich (1981)  Video

Posted by MirrorsMaker at Oct. 20, 2017
Viola Sonata. Dmitriy Shostakovich (1981)

Viola Sonata. Dmitriy Shostakovich (1981)
DVDRip | MKV | 700x576 | x264 @ 2000 Kbps | 75 min | 1,28 Gb
Audio: Russian AC3 5.1 @ 448 Kbps | Subs: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish
Genre: Documentary

In this documentary, the life and work of the great Russian composer Dmitriy Shostakovich are presented through rare images and audios from many archives, at one time censored by the Soviet government. It is a brief take on his life: his transition as an early prodigy to a first rate artist, his celebrated compositions and his final years with declining health.
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.
Halle, Elder - Nielsen: Symphony No. 4, Shostakovich: Symphony No. 9 (2017)

Hallé, Elder - Nielsen: Symphony No. 4, Shostakovich: Symphony No. 9 (2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers - Front, Back | 277 mb | MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 148 mb
Classical | Label: BBC Music / BBCMM41

This CD accompanied BBC Music Magazine Vol. 25 No. 9. In our June issue, we enjoy an exclusive interview with Sir Mark Elder as the Hallé’s conductor turns 70 and present a free cover CD of the orchestra performing Nielsen’s Symphony No. 4, ‘The Inextinguishable’.
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.
Nicola Benedetti, Bournemouth SO, Kirill Karabits - Dmitri Shostakovich, Alexander Glazunov: Violin Concertos (2016)

Dmitri Shostakovich, Alexander Glazunov: Violin Concertos (2016)
Nicola Benedetti, violin; Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra; Kirill Karabits, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 281 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 144 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical | Label: Decca | # 478 8758 | Time: 00:59:03

This has the look of a career-making recording from Scots violinist Nicola Benedetti, putting her up against difficult repertory that diverges from the crowd-pleasing fare that formed the basis of her career up to this album. It would have been hard to predict just how well she pulls off her task here; few could have heard the profound interpreter of Russian music in the Italia and Silver Violin collections from earlier in the 2010s. The Shostakovich Violin Concerto No. 1, Op. 99, is an emotionally thorny work in five movements anchored by a tense passacaglia in the middle. The composer withheld it from publication during the period of renewed Stalinist repression in the late 1940s. It was premiered in 1955 by David Oistrakh, and in endurance and elevated tone even if not quite in lyrical grandeur, Benedetti brings that master to mind. Sample the Stravinskian "Burlesque" finale for a sense of how Benedetti gets outside herself here. The Glazunov Violin Concerto, Op. 82, is a more stable work, rooted in pre-WWI conservatory traditions, and Benedetti's reading is nothing short of letter-perfect.
Grieg- Gothenburg SO, Järvi - Peer Gynt Suites No. 1 & 2 (1989, Deutsche Grammophon # 427 807-2)

Edvard Grieg - Peer Gynt Suites No. 1 & 2
Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra / Neeme Järvi
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 266 MB | Full Artwork: 58 MB | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Deutsche Grammophon # 427 807-2 | Country/Year: Germany 1989
Genre: Classical | Style: Romantic

"Neeme Järvi was one of the busiest stars on the international conducting scene. (…) From the early '60s, Järvi took a leading role in the musical life of his homeland. In 1963 he assumed the directorship of the Estonian Radio & Television Orchestra, his first important post. He also founded the Tallinn Chamber Orchestra, and for 13 years was the chief conductor of Opera House Estonia in Tallinn. From 1976 to 1980 he was chief conductor and artistic director of the Estonian State Symphony Orchestra, then in its infancy. By the late 1970s his fame had spread throughout the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe, and he received favorable notices for his appearances in the West…
Pieter Wispelwey, Sinfonietta Cracovia - Shostakovich: Cello Concerto No.2; Britten: Cello Suite No.3 (2009) RE-UP

Pieter Wispelwey, Sinfonietta Cracovia - Shostakovich: Cello Concerto No.2; Britten: Cello Suite No.3 (2009)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 61:52 minutes | 3,49 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Winner of the BBC Music Magazine 2009 Award for technical excellence, this disc presents music composed by Benjamin Britten and Dmitri Shostakovich, two striking personalities from recent 20th-century musical history, who were also united by an intimate friendship. They both also shared reciprocal friendship with the inspiring and energetic Russian cellist Mstislav Rostropovich, who gave the premier of both the three Suites for cello by Britten solo and the Second Cello Concerto in G by Shostakovich.
Britten: Cello Symphony, Cello Sonata, Cello Suites - Alban Gerhardt, Steven Osborne (2013)

Britten: Cello Symphony, Cello Sonata, Cello Suites - Alban Gerhardt, Steven Osborne (2013)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 2 CDs | Full Scans | 457 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | Catalog Number: 67941

A major release at the start of Britten’s anniversary celebrations. Britten’s long friendship with cellist Mstislav Rostropovich was one of the most inspiring and fruitful musical collaborations in history. It led directly to the composition of some of the most important works for cello of the twentieth century.
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.