Symphony No. 7 (shostakovich)

Royal Liverpool PO, Vasily Petrenko - Shostakovich: Symphony No. 7 'Leningrad' (2013) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Royal Liverpool PO, Vasily Petrenko - Shostakovich: Symphony No. 7 'Leningrad' (2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 79:09 minutes | 1.32 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Three weeks after the Nazi invasion of the Soviet Union in June 1941, Shostakovich volunteered with the Home Guard in Leningrad. As the siege of the city intensified, he worked on his Seventh Symphony, completing three movements before being forced to leave Leningrad and travel east by train. The work was completed in December that year. Initially he gave each movement a programmatic title, but later withdrew them, leaving this epic work as an emblem of heroic defiance in the face of conflict and crisis: ‘I dedicate my Seventh Symphony to our struggle against fascism, to our coming victory over the enemy, to my native city, Leningrad.’
Valery Gergiev & Mariinsky Orchestra - Shostakovich: Symphony No 7 'Leningrad' (2012) [TR24][OF]

Valery Gergiev & Mariinsky Orchestra - Shostakovich: Symphony No 7 'Leningrad'
Classical | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | 82:19 min | 1.35 GB | Digital booklet
Label: Mariinsky Label | Tracks: 04 | 2012

The Mariinsky Label presents the fourth installment in Valery Gergiev's Shostakovich symphony cycle - an emotionally-charged performance of the composer's Seventh Symphony.
Royal Liverpool PO, Vasily Petrenko - Dmitry Shostakovich: Symphony No. 7 'Leningrad' (2013)

Dmitry Shostakovich - Symphony No. 7 'Leningrad' (2013)
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Vasily Petrenko

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 319 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 192 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Naxos | # 8.573057 | Time: 01:19:13

Great performances of this massive symphony aren’t exactly thick on the field, but my goodness, this is one of them. Vasily Petrenko and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic play with 100 percent commitment in every single bar. The first movement opens broadly, the intensity already palpable. Taking full advantage of excellent sound and a wide dynamic range (crank up the volume for this one), the central march and battle will have you sweating in your seat. The unrelentingly sustained passion that Petrenko brings to this long section triumphantly vindicates Shostakovich’s controversial vision, and at the same time makes short work of a 28-minute overall timing.

Weinberg: Sinfoniettas & Symphony No. 7 (2014)  Music

Posted by peotuvave at July 7, 2015
Weinberg: Sinfoniettas & Symphony No. 7 (2014)

Weinberg: Sinfoniettas & Symphony No. 7 (2014)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 307 MB | MP3 320Kbps CBR | 167 MB | 1 CD | Full Scans
Genre: Classical | Label: Melodiya | Catalog Number: 1002180

Melodiya presents an album of chamber and symphonic music by Moisey (Mieczysław) Weinberg, a remarkable composer and one of the best representatives of the ‘Shostakovich school’.Regretfully, for the general public, he stayed in the shadow of his great teacher (although he formally wasn’t his pupil; this is rather a matter of spiritual affinity, a common stylistic and ethical orientation felt by both composers). Weinberg is mostly known as an author of music to such outstanding Soviet motion pictures as The Cranes Are Flying, Don Quixote and The Last Inch.
Yevgeny Mravinsky, LPO - Dmitri Shostakovich: Symphony No.7, Op. 60 'Leningrad' (2000)

Dmitri Shostakovich - Symphony No.7, Op. 60 'Leningrad' (2000)
Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Yevgeny Mravinsky, recorded 26.II.1953

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 317 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 197 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Omega Classics | # OCD 1030 | Time: 01:12:41

Few new pieces of music in the 20th century have received the kind of celebrity accorded the Shostakovich Symphony No. 7 when it arrived in America. At a time when Russia was seen in a somewhat friendly light by the allied nations, this supposed depiction of the siege of Leningrad was seized upon by the press as a vital cog in the war effort. The composer, clad in military fireman's garb, graced the cover of Time magazine, and Toscanini and Stokowski fought tooth and nail to get the premiere American performance. (Toscanini got his hands on the manuscript first, and Stokowski gave the second performance a few days later.) Here is a Soviet studio recording from the 1950s by Evgeny Mravinsky, the conductor most closely associated with Shostakovich during his lifetime. It is a strong performance with plenty of impact and the Leningrad Philharmonic in good form, and while live Mravinsky versions of several of the symphonies exist in abundance, there are none of the Seventh, making this disc especially valuable.
Dmitry Shostakovich - RCO / Jansons - Symphony No. 7 "Leningrad" (2006) {Hybrid-SACD // ISO & HiRes FLAC}

Dmitry Shostakovich - Symphony No. 7 "Leningrad"
Royal Convertgebouw Orchestra / Mariss Jansons
SACD ISO (2.0/MCH): 4,44 GB | 24B/88,2kHz Stereo FLAC: 1,24 MB | Artwork
Label/Cat#: RCO Live # 06002 | Country/Year: Netherlands 2006 | 5% Recovery Info
Genre: Classical | Style: Early 20th Century

"This was a performance, played with the Concertgebouw's phenomenal spectrum of coloring, phrasing & dynamic subtlety that asserted the symphony's organic structural credentials & spoke of deep-seated, human feelings throughout its ample 80-minute span. It was wonderful to have past reservations about the symphony swept aside with such authority. " ~The Telegraph
Boris Ivanovich Tishchenko - Symphony No. 7 (St. Petersburg Philharmonic, Serov)

Boris Ivanovich Tishchenko - Symphony No. 7 (St. Petersburg Philharmonic, Serov)
Classical | EAC: FLAC+Cue+Log | 1 Cd, Covers | 400 Mb
Label: Northern Flowers - Date: 2011

Opinion has it that Boris Tishchenko is the heir to Shostakovich and since he was a favourite pupil of Shostakovich (how many favourite pupils he must have had!) there must be a link to the older composer. I do not believe Tishchenko shares much of Shostakovich’s sound world except in the sarcastic, jaunty themes as typified by the first movement. Tishchenko’s music is his own, quite distinctive, and well worth getting to know…..
John Phillips @
KREMERata BALTICA & Gidon Kremer - Mahler: Symphony No. 10; Shostakovich: Symphony No. 14 (2007)

KREMERata BALTICA & Gidon Kremer - Mahler: Symphony No. 10; Shostakovich: Symphony No. 14 (2007)
Gustav Mahler (Composer), Dmitry Shostakovich (Composer), Gidon Kremer (Conductor), KREMERata BALTICA (Orchestra), Julia Korpacheva (Performer)
EAC Rip | FLAC+CUE+LOG | 272 MB | no scans
MP3 CBR 320kbps | 177kbps
Classical/Symphonic | ECM Records | 76:26

Recorded in 2001 (Mahler) and 2004 (Shostakovich), this 2007 ECM release provides a wonderful insight into Gidon Kremer's perspective on two composers who are clearly close to his heart. The performances are both fascinating, and the Kremerata Baltica give their not-inconsiderable all in both works.
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 7 - Royal concertgebouw Orchestra; Mariss Jansons

Dmitri Shostakovich: Symphony No. 7 in C major Op. 60 “Leningrad” – Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra; Mariss Jansons, conductor
Classical | 1 CD | EAC Rip | 332 Mb | FLAC+LOG+Cue | Full scans | 4 4shared links
Publisher: RCO Live

It may be that Mariss Jansons is incapable of releasing a new recording of music that he hasn't done before, but this disc at least has the distinction of being the orchestra's first recording of the "Leningrad" Symphony, and that may be enough for some listeners. Haitink's Decca recording, you may recall, was made with the LPO before the series switched its base of operations to Amsterdam. Certainly this has to be the most purely beautiful version of the piece on disc. The playing is richly upholstered, with stunning contributions from the solo flute and bassoon in the first and third movements. Even the most overwhelming climaxes ride on a rich carpet of string sonority. D. H.
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 7 - New York Philharmonic; Leonard Bernstein

Dmitri Shostakovich: Symphony No. 7 in C major Op. 60 “Leningrad” – New York Philharmonic; Leonard Bernstein, conductor
Classical | 1 CD | EAC Rip | 368 MB | FLAC+LOG+M3U+Cue | Full scans | 3 RS links
Publisher: Sony Classical

A truly exceptional reading of the massive "Leningrad"–- Bernstein, at his absolute zenith here, and the NY Philharmonic playing fervently for him, penetrates and clarifies this most monumental of symphonic works.