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.
Vladimir Ashkenazy - Shostakovich: Trios 1 & 2, Viola Sonata (2016) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Vladimir Ashkenazy - Shostakovich: Trios 1 & 2, Viola Sonata (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 71:41 minutes | 1.19 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

As a young man in Moscow in the early 1960s Vladimir Ashkenazy was invited by Shostakovich to play a private performance of the Piano Trio No 2 in the composers apartment.
Quintette Moraguès & Yves Henry - Mussorgsky: Tableaux d'une exposition & Shostakovich: Jazz Suite (2017) [24/96]

Quintette Moraguès & Yves Henry - Mussorgsky: Tableaux d'une exposition & Shostakovich: Jazz Suite (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 48:38 minutes | 829 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front Cover

True to their mission to expand the repertoire for wind quintet, the Quintet Moraguès performs here masterpieces by two great Russian composers in new transcriptions for wind quintet and piano.
Armida Quartett - Beethoven & Shostakovich: String Quartets (2016) [Official Digital Download 24/48]

Armida Quartett - Beethoven & Shostakovich: String Quartets (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Time - 60:29 minutes | 581 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

The Armida Quarter, darling of BBC young artists and due to perform at the Wigmore Hall, they will also play at the BBC PROMS on 29 August 2016 at the Cadogan Hall. The new album contains Beethoven Op. 59 No 1 and Shostakovich's String Quartet No. 10, two very difficult pieces. "Opus 59 is extremely challenging", remarks Martin Funda, the leader of the Armida Quartet. "One needs time to grasp these pieces. As performers, we are surprised again and again to note how quickly Beethoven star ts leading us into unfamiliar waters.
St. Petersburg Academic SO, Alexander Dmitriev - Shostakovich: Symphony 7 'Leningrad' (2005) PS3 ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

St. Petersburg Academic SO, Alexander Dmitriev - Shostakovich: Sym.7 'Leningrad' (2005)
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 & 5.1 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 66:08 minutes | Scans included | 3,6 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Full Scans included | 1,25 GB
Water Lily Acoustic # WLA-WS-77-SACD | a Pure DSD Recording
Michail Lifits - Shostakovich: 24 Preludes, Op. 34 & Piano Quintet, Op. 57 (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Michail Lifits - Shostakovich: 24 Preludes, Op. 34 & Piano Quintet, Op. 57 (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 72:30 minutes | 1.18 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front Cover

With his "mature sound, seemingly full of wisdom" (Süddeutsche Zeitung), his sensible, delicately balanced touch, and his interpretive maturity, Michail Lifits casts a spell over audience and press alike.
Pacifica Quartet - Shostakovich & Schnittke: The Soviet Experience Vol. 4 (2013) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Pacifica Quartet - Shostakovich & Schnittke: The Soviet Experience Vol. 4 (2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 104:13 minutes | 1.78 GB
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This is the final installment in the Pacifica Quartet's highly anticipated, and already highly acclaimed four-volume CD survey of the complete Shostakovich string quartets: The Soviet Experience: String Quartets by Dmitri Shostakovich and his Contemporaries. The Soviet Experience Volume IV features Shostakovich's String Quartets Nos. 13-15 from the 1970s. These three quartets are paired with Schnittke's allusive homage, String Quartet No. 3, written in 1983. It's a work full of quotation including a 12-tone row transposed from a theme by Shostakovich, whose influence was felt throughout Schnittke's career. This superbly performed series of audiophile recordings, produced and engineered by multiple Grammy Award winner Judith Sherman, will appeal to everyone interested in great Russian music of the 20th century.
Pacifica Quartet - Shostakovich & Weinberg: The Soviet Experience Vol. 3 (2013) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Pacifica Quartet - Shostakovich & Weinberg: The Soviet Experience Vol. 3 (2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 128:26 minutes | 2.26 GB
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The electrifying Pacifica Quartet is back with the highly anticipated third installment of their acclaimed Soviet Experience series. This release focuses on Shostakovich's string quartets of the 1960s, Nos. 9-12. Ranging from a balanced neoclassical form to an unpredictable riot of tonal and atonal themes, these quartet s rank among the finest of Shostakovich's later works. The adventurous String Quartet No. 6 of Mieczyslaw Weinberg, Shostakovich's friend and colleague, provides another vantage point to view this period in Soviet history. ('The playing is nothing short of phenomenal, bringing new dimensions of interpretative depth and a subtle fusion of intensity and clarity. . . . When the series is complete, it looks set to be the one to own.' The Telegraph, London)
Pacifica Quartet - Shostakovich & Myaskovsky: The Soviet Experience Vol. 1 (2011) [Official Digital Download 24/44]

Pacifica Quartet - Shostakovich & Myaskovsky: The Soviet Experience Vol. 1 (2011)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Time - 116:42 minutes | 1.04 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

This is the first installment in the Pacifica Quartet's highly anticipated, four-volume CD survey of the complete Shostakovich string quartets: The Soviet Experience: String Quartets by Dmitri Shostakovich and his Contemporaries. The Soviet Experience is the first Shostakovich quartet cycle to include works by other important composers of the Soviet era, adding variety and perspective to the listening experience. The Pacifica Quartet performed the complete Shostakovich cycle to great acclaim in New York and Chicago and at the University of Illinois in Urbana, Ill., during the 2010 2011 season.concept always seems to work musically.
Pacifica Quartet - Prokofiev & Shostakovich: The Soviet Experience Vol. 2 (2012) [Official Digital Download]

Pacifica Quartet - Prokofiev & Shostakovich: The Soviet Experience Vol. 2 (2012)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1&96 kHz | Time - 128:17 minutes | 1.98 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Cedille presents the second installment in the Pacifica Quartet's highly anticipated, four-volume CD survey of the complete Shostakovich string quartets: The Soviet Experience: String Quartets by Dmitri Shostakovich and his Contemporaries. The Soviet Experience is the first Shostakovich quartet cycle to include works by other important composers of the Soviet era, adding variety and perspective to the listening experience. Volume 2 features five works from the period surrounding World War II: 1938 - 1949.