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.
Pierre Hantaï - Bach: Suites Anglaises No. 2 & 6, Concerto Italien (2014) [Official Digital Download 24/88]

Pierre Hantaï - Bach: Suites Anglaises No. 2 & 6, Concerto Italien (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88.2 kHz | Time - 74:24 minutes | 1.45 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

A new disc from Pierre Hantaï is always an event. This recording based around Johann Sebastian Bach, gives pride of place to the Italian Concerto, and makes us rediscover the masterpieces of the cantor of Leipzig in a unique interpretation from the star French harpsichordist. A must have addition to his discography which includes a number of recordings for Mirare: Bach s Well-Tempered Clavier (Book I), Goldberg Variations, and flute sonatas (with Hugo Reyne); three discs of sonatas by Domenico Scarlatti; a programme of works by François Couperin; and most recently a recording of music for two harpsichords by Rameau (with Skip Sempé).
Academy of Ancient Music, Richard Egarr - J.S. Bach: Orchestral Suites (2014) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Academy of Ancient Music, Richard Egarr - J.S. Bach: Orchestral Suites (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 93:33 minutes | 1.91 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Towards the end of its 40th anniversary year the Academy of Ancient Music, with its musical director Richard Egarr, releases a significant new recording of JS Bach's four Orchestral Suites BWV1066-69.
Telemann - Six Concerts et Six Suites 1734 (Camerata Koln) [2000]

Telemann - Six Concerts et Six Suites 1734 (Camerata Köln) [2000]
Classical | CPO 999-690-2 | TT: 159.12 | EAC (flac, cue, log) | Covers | 871 Mb

If you're up for nearly 160 minutes of quintessentially charming German baroque chamber music, here is the set for you. The Camerata Köln lucidly performs Telemann's six concertos and suites with as much style and invention as we're ever likely to hear. These players clearly understand how Telemann's inventive variety of dance forms, sudden chromatic harmonic shifts, and parallel note sequences reflect his awareness of national styles outside of Germany. They also tactfully embrace the improvisatory freedom Telemann encouraged. If you've enjoyed Telemann's more well known (and recorded) Paris Quartets or Methodic Sonatas, or his famous Tafelmusik series, you'll likely enjoy these debut performances as well. (John Greene, ClassicsToday.com)
Yevgeny Mravinsky, LPO - Dmitri Shostakovich: Symphony No. 8; Alexander Scriabin: La Poème de l'Extase, Op. 54 (2015) [Re-Up]

Shostakovich: Symphony No. 8, Op. 65; Scriabin: La Poème de l'Extase, Op. 54 (2015)
Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra; conducted by Yevgeny Mravinsky

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 376 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 199 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Praga Digitals | # 350 120 | Time: 01:19:00

Shostakovich's Symphony No.8 was written in the summer of 1943, and first performed in November of that year by the USSR Symphony Orchestra under Yevgeny Mravinsky, to whom the work is dedicated. Many scholars have ranked it among the composer's finest scores. Some also say Shostakovich intended the work as a ''tragedy to triumph'' symphony, in the tradition of Beethoven, Brahms and Mahler. This release in Praga's Reminiscences series of audiophile SACD remasterings features an historic live recording from 1961 featuring Mravinsky leading the Leningrad Philharmonic.

Dmitri Shostakovich - Shostakovich plays... Shostakovich (2016)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at March 28, 2017
Dmitri Shostakovich - Shostakovich plays... Shostakovich (2016)

Dmitri Shostakovich - Shostakovich plays… Shostakovich (2016)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 02:22:21 | 627 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Praga | Catalog: PRD250365/66

If the print on this review goes blurry on your screen it’s because I’m still rubbing my eyes at the cast list on this astonishing trove of archive finds, unobtainable anywhere on line. The composer Dmitri Shostakovich was a capable pianist who sometimes participated in his own premieres. The people he played with were the elite of Russian music.

Quatuor Danel - Shostakovich: The Complete String Quartets (2015)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at March 25, 2017
Quatuor Danel - Shostakovich: The Complete String Quartets (2015)

Quatuor Danel - Shostakovich: The Complete String Quartets (2015)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 06:26:22 | 2,01 Gb
Genre: Classical | Label: Alpha | Catalog: Alpha 226

Well known for the intensity and profundity of its interpretations, the Quatuor Danel has made a name for itself on the international classical scene (winning such awards as the Diapason d’Or, Choc du Monde de la Musique, and CD of the Month in BBC Music Magazine) in the great cycles that form the basis of the quartet literature, from Haydn, Beethoven and Schubert to Weinberg. Since Russian composers occupy a key position in the Danels’ repertory, it was logical for them to champion the quartets of Shostakovich by recording them complete in 2005. Today Alpha Classics reissues this boxed set, which is among the reference recordings of the composer’s works.
Dmitri Hvorostovsky, Ivari Ilja - Dmitri Shostakovich: Suite on Poems by Michelangelo; Franz Liszt: Petrarca Sonnets (2015)

Dmitri Shostakovich: Suite on Poems by Michelangelo; Franz Liszt: Sonetti del Petrarca (2015)
Dmitri Hvorostovsky (baritone), Ivari Ilja (piano)

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 196 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 135 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: Ondine | # ODE 1277-2 | Time: 00:58:53

GRAMOPHONE Magazine Editor's Choice - December 2015. Ondine’s fourth release together with star baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky features a program of sonnets by Dmitri Shostakovich (1906–1975) and Franz Liszt (1811–1886). Hvorostovsky is accompanied by his longstanding duo partner, the Estonian pianist Ivari Ilja.
Mandelring Quartet - Shostakovich: Complete String Quartets (2006-2009) (5 СD Set) REPOST

Mandelring Quartet - Shostakovich: Complete String Quartets (2006-2009) (5 СD Set)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Image+.cue, log) | 5 CD, 05:53:34 min | Covers included | 1,41 Gb
Genre: Classical / Label: Audite

The Mandelring Quartet plays with unflinching resolve, sympathetic expression, incisive attacks, and penetrating tone, which are all necessary in Shostakovich's sardonic and frequently bitter language.