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Shostakovich Under Stalin's Shadow: Symphony No. 10

Boston Symphony Orchestra, Andris Nelsons

Powerful and beautifully crafted, this recording – the first from the relationship between DG and the Boston Symphony under Nelsons – is a hugely impressive sign of just what this ensemble/maestro... More…

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Shostakovich Under Stalin's Shadow: Symphonies Nos. 5, 8 & 9

Boston Symphony Orchestra, Andris Nelsons

Nelsons is spry and precisioned and his insistence on super-keen rhythm pays off big-time...The Fifth Symphony is quite marvellous...and like the Tenth should dominate the catalogue for a long... More…

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 Offer Prokofiev & Shostakovich: Cello Concertos

Steven Isserlis (cello)

Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra, Paavo Järvi

Here at last is a recording to persuade sceptics that Prokofiev's Cello Concerto is not just an interesting but rather drab failure...both Isserlis and Jarvi leave their competition standing... More…

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 Offer Shostakovich: Piano Quintet & String Quartet No. 2

Marc-André Hamelin (piano)

Takács Quartet

a highly engrossing experience...the Takács come to the music from a somewhat different angle to their Soviet and Russian counterparts, emphasising closer connections with Western musical traditions... More…

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Shostakovich: Cello Concertos Nos. 1 & 2

Alisa Weilerstein (cello)

Symphonie-Orchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Pablo Heras-Casado

Shostakovich’s two cello concertos present such different challenges, it’s a rare cellist who shines as brightly in both. Alisa Weilerstein is well-matched to the First Concerto: fierce, tight... More…

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Shostakovich: Cantatas

Aleksei Tanovitski (bass) & Kostiantin Andrejev (tenor)

Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, Narva Boys Choir & Estonian Concert Choir, Paavo Järvi

Bass Alexei Tanovitski could be more nuanced, but there's no faulting the Estonians' open, searing sounds...Bright, open children's voices join authentic choral fervour and the engineering gives... More…

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Shostakovich: Cello Concertos Nos. 1 & 2

Truls Mørk (cello)

Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra, Vasily Petrenko

there is little doubt that the present performance of the First Concerto is even more incisive than its predecessor...Petrenko draws out a wealth of fascinating detail from the orchestral accompaniment...The... More…

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 Offer Shostakovich: Symphony No. 13 in B flat minor, Op. 113 'Babi Yar'

Alexander Vinogradov (bass)

Huddersfield Choral Society & Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and Choir, Vasily Petrenko

Choral shortcomings apart, this makes a fine epilogue to Vasily Petrenko's magnificent Liverpool Shostakovich cycle...Alexander Vinogradov is the finest bass interpreter here since Sergey Alexashkin,... More…

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Shostakovich: Symphony No. 9 & Violin Concerto No. 1

Leonidas Kavakos (violin)

Mariinsky Orchestra, Valery Gergiev

They capture not only the joyful irreverence of the movement but the sense of danger lurking beneath the surface…the solo wind playing is excellent throughout…brilliantly played and vividly recorded. More…

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