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.
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
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. 4 & 5 (2005) {Hybrid-SACD // ISO & HiRes FLAC}

Dmitri Shostakovich - The Symphonies: Symphonies 6, 7 & 9
Gürzenich-Orchester Köln / Dmitrij Kitajenko
2xSACD | ISO (2.0/MCH): 3,92 & 3,49 GB | 24B/88,2kHz Stereo FLAC: 1,14 & 1,01 GB | Full Artwork
Label/Cat#: Capriccio # SACD71-033/34 | Country/Year: Germany 2005 | 5% Recovery Info
Genre: Classical | Style: Early 20th Century, Contemporary

"Amazing dark, deep, rich string sound. Virtuosic wind playing throughout. Opening Largo slower than usual but intense all the way through. Soft gong strokes toward the end of i are superbly recorded. In all, the best I've heard, easily better than Fedoseev. (Symphony 6)" ~SA-CD.net
Shostakovich - Gürzenich-Orchester Köln / Kitajenko - Symphonies Vol. 3 (2005) {Hybrid-SACD // ISO & HiRes FLAC}

Dmitri Shostakovich - The Symphonies: Symphony 4
Gürzenich-Orchester Köln / Dmitrij Kitajenko
SACD ISO (2.0/MCH): 3,80 GB | 24B/88,2kHz Stereo FLAC: 1,12 GB | Full Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Capriccio # SACD71-032 | Country/Year: Germany 2005
Genre: Classical | Style: Early 20th Century, Contemporary

"Rapidly shifting moods in I are captured well, and with great power when needed. II is great; the central fugue has never been this clear before, and the percussion at the end is appropriately chilling. III is powerful, and eerie at the end, better than Gergiev's." ~SA-CD.net
Dmitry Shostakovich - Symphony No. 14 (2008) {Hybrid-SACD // ISO & HiRes FLAC}

Dmitry Shostakovich - Symphony No. 14
Beethoven Orchester Bonn / Roman Kofman / Iano Tomar / Taras Shtonda
SACD ISO (2.0/MCH): 2,76 GB | 24B/88,2kHz Stereo FLAC: 807 MB | Full Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: MDg "Gold" # 937 1211-6 | Country/Year: Germany 2008
Genre: Classical | Style: Contemporary

…Taras Shtonda is a classic Russian bass, profoundly resonant and ringing, and he sings with great passion and dignity. Soprano Iano Tamar is no less effective, bringing a full, grounded tone and deeply felt urgency to the symphony. The sound of MDG's SACD is fully natural, and beautifully clean and balanced, as is usual for the label.
Dmitry Shostakovich - Symphony No. 3 & 15 (2008) {Hybrid-SACD // ISO & HiRes FLAC}

Dmitry Shostakovich - Symphony No. 3 & 15
Beethoven Orchester Bonn / Czech Philharmonic Choir Brno / Roman Kofman
SACD ISO (2.0/MCH): 4,13 GB | 24B/88,2kHz Stereo FLAC: 1,20 GB | Full Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: MDG "Gold" # 937 1210-6 | Country/Year: Germany 2008
Genre: Classical | Style: Contemporary

…The strong point in each case is the sound from MDG, which reveals the complex orchestration and what might be called the inner life of each work. Part of a full cycle of Shostakovich symphonies from conductor Roman Kofman, this disc merits strong consideration, especially for audiophile buyers.