Shostakovich

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.
Mstislav Rostropovich & London Symphony Orchestra - Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5 (2005) [TR24][OF]

Mstislav Rostropovich & London Symphony Orchestra - Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5
Classical | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | 63:54 min | 449 MB | Digital booklet
Label: LSO Live | Tracks: 04 | Rls.date: 2005

Few works stir up as much debate over their 'meaning' as Shostakovich's Fifth Symphony. And equally few works can boast an interpreter with such insight as Mstislav Rostropovich. His friendship with the composer gives him an almost unique understanding of Shostakovich's inner traumas, and as with the 2002's outstandingly successful LSO Live recording of the Symphony No 11, he inspires the LSO's players to the heights of virtuosity.
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 | Rls.date: 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.

Paavo Järvi - Shostakovich: Cantatas (2015) [TR24][OF]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by SERTiL at Feb. 7, 2017
Paavo Järvi - Shostakovich: Cantatas (2015) [TR24][OF]

Paavo Järvi - Shostakovich: Cantatas
Classical | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | 7949 min | 857 MB | Digital booklet
Label: Erato | Tracks: 09 | Rls.date: 2015

Estonian-born conductor Paavo Järvi and the Estonian National Symphony Orchestra turn to rarely performed choral works by Dmitri Shostakovich: Song of the Forests Op. 81, The Sun Shines on our Motherland Op. 90, and The Execution of Stepan Razin Op. 119. The new release confirms Järvi’s reputation as a conductor with a deep understanding for the music of Shostakovich, as well as a particular affinity for choral music, which has a strong tradition in his homeland. These cantatas have a particular significance in Estonia – a former Soviet Socialist Republic under Stalinist rule.
Nicola Benedetti - Shostakovich & Glazunov: Violin Concerto (2016) [TR24][OF]

Nicola Benedetti - Shostakovich & Glazunov: Violin Concerto
Classical | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | 58:57 min | 1.09 GB | Digital booklet
Label: Decca | Tracks: 08 | Rls.date: 2016

Sensational violinist Nicola Benedetti returns with a riveting recording of Shostakovichs monumental Violin Concerto (No. 1). This new recording follows Benedettis chart-topping success with Bruchs Scottish Fantasy (Homecoming, 2014) and Korngolds Violin Concerto (Silver Violin, 2012).
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