Shostakovich Borodin

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.
Alexander Borodin - Chamber Music Vol. III (2011) {Hybrid-SACD // ISO & FLAC}

Alexander Borodin - Chamber Music Vol. III
Kinsky Trio Prague / Prazak Quartet
SACD ISO (2.0/MCH): 3,19 GB | 24B/88,2kHz Stereo FLAC: 933 MB | Full Artwork
Label/Cat#: Praga Digitals # PRD/DSD 250 288 | Country/Year: Czech Rep. 2011 | 5% Recovery Info
Genre: Classical | Style: Romantic

…This disc offers music that is appealing if not top-drawer, and I recommend it, especially to those wishing to complete their collection of Borodin’s chamber music or explore his early efforts as a composer.
Andris Nelsons, Boston SO - Shostakovich: Under Stalin's Shadow - Symphony No.10 (2015) [24-96]

Andris Nelsons, Boston SO - Shostakovich: Under Stalin's Shadow - Symphony No.10 (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 64:50 minutes | 1,31 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

The first installment of a long-term collaboration with one of the most exciting young conductors of our time: Andris Nelsons the newly appointed Music Director of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Andris Nelsons - even though being only in his mid 30ies - has had a long journey with Shostakovich. He is one of the last conductors of his generation who still grew up in the Russian and, more especially, the Soviet musical tradition ever since he started his training as a conductor. He studied in St Petersburg with Alexander Titov and also with Mariss Jansons. His new orchestra has had a great tradition in performing many of Shostakovichs works in America for the first time. The theme of the first album with Shostakovichs 10th Symphony and Passacaglia from Lady Macbeth is a reflection on Shostakovich and Stalin. Lady Macbeth was the piece which brought criticism of his work and the radical change of style, whereas Symphony 10 is from the year Stalin died: the long arc of censorship of Shostakovich until Stalins death, and the composers response to this.
Dmitri Shostakovich - Mandelring Quartett - String Quartets Nos. 1, 2 & 4 (2006) {Hybrid-SACD // ISO & HiRes FLAC}

Dmitri Shostakovich - Mandelring Quartett - String Quartets Nos. 1, 2 & 4
SACD ISO (2.0/MCH): 3,30 GB | 24B/88,2kHz Stereo FLAC: 1,12 GB | Full Artwork
Label/Cat#: Audite # 92.526 | Country/Year: Germany 2006 | 5% Recovery Info
Genre: Classical | Style: Contemporary

"A triumphant start to what heralds to be one of the best Shostakovich quartet cycles imaginable. (…) Highly recommended." 5/5 ~sa-cd.net
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
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.
Shostakovich - Gürzenich-Orchester Köln / Kitajenko - Symphonies Vol. 11 & 12 (2005) {Hybrid-SACD // ISO & HiRes FLAC}

Dmitri Shostakovich - The Symphonies: Symphonies 14 & 15
Gürzenich-Orchester Köln / Dmitrij Kitajenko
2xSACD | SACD ISO (2.0/MCH): 2,79 & 2,69 GB | 24B/88,2kHz Stereo FLAC: 841 & 976 MB | Full Artwork
Label/Cat#: Capriccio # SACD71-039/40 | Country/Year: Germany 2005 | 5% Recovery Info
Genre: Classical | Style: Early 20th Century, Contemporary

"Symp 15: Very good performance. A lot of character in I, darkness in II. III is devilish. IV is very powerful, with chilling final percussion chatterings. Sanderling's stereo SA-CD is very good, but the sound isn't as good; Fedoseev's SA-CD has character, but Kitajenko has better sound and performance." ~sa-cd.net
Shostakovich - Gürzenich-Orchester Köln / Kitajenko - Symphonies Vol. 10 (2005) {Hybrid-SACD // ISO & HiRes FLAC}

Dmitri Shostakovich - The Symphonies: Symphony 13
Gürzenich-Orchester Köln / Dmitrij Kitajenko
SACD ISO (2.0/MCH): 3,55 GB | 24B/88,2kHz Stereo FLAC: 1,01 GB | Full Artwork
Label/Cat#: Capriccio # SACD71-038 | Country/Year: Germany 2005 | 5% Recovery Info
Genre: Classical | Style: Early 20th Century, Contemporary

"Moving, intelligent, and sometimes powerful singing by the bass soloist throughout. Good chorus. Chimes are chillingly reproduced, as are some of the other percussion effects (for instance the woodblock in "In the Store"). Excellent tuba playing in "Fears"." ~sa-cd.net
Shostakovich - Gürzenich-Orchester Köln / Kitajenko - Symphonies Vol. 9 (2005) {Hybrid-SACD // ISO & HiRes FLAC}

Dmitri Shostakovich - The Symphonies: Symphony 12
Gürzenich-Orchester Köln / Dmitrij Kitajenko
SACD ISO (2.0/MCH): 2,32 GB | 24B/88,2kHz Stereo FLAC: 703 MB | Full Artwork
Label/Cat#: Capriccio # SACD71-037 | Country/Year: Germany 2005 | 5% Recovery Info
Genre: Classical | Style: Early 20th Century, Contemporary

"Full and rich start. Slight transient noise from left front in first movement, about 3 minutes in. Horns at start of IV lack a little nobility, but otherwise performance is excellent throughout; timpani in IV, starting about 6'20", are thunderous." ~sa-cd.net
Shostakovich - Gürzenich-Orchester Köln / Kitajenko - Symphonies Vol. 8 (2005) {Hybrid-SACD // ISO & HiRes FLAC}

Dmitri Shostakovich - The Symphonies: Symphony 11
Gürzenich-Orchester Köln / Dmitrij Kitajenko
SACD ISO (2.0/MCH): 3,62 GB | 24B/88,2kHz Stereo FLAC: 1,07 GB | Full Artwork
Label/Cat#: Capriccio # SACD71-036 | Country/Year: Germany 2005 | 5% Recovery Info
Genre: Classical | Style: Early 20th Century, Contemporary

"Beautiful, full rich string sound, and great sound overall. I is fantastic. II is slightly slower than I prefer (about 4'30"), but Kitajenko does very well with it, sustaining tension throughout. III is terrific; you can hear and feel the soft percussion toward the end. IV again has a slightly slower basic tempo than usual, but tension is sustained throughout, and the playing responsive." ~sa-cd.net