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Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan - Dmitri Shostakovich: Symphony No. 10, Op. 93 (1982) Reissue 2006 [Re-Up]

Dmitri Shostakovich - Symphony No. 10, Op. 93 (1982) Reissue 2006
Berliner Philharmoniker, conducted by Herbert von Karajan (Recording 1981)

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 231 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 138 Mb | Scans included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # 00289 477 5909 | Time: 00:51:43

Herbert von Karajan's digital recording of Shostakovich's Tenth Symphony (the only one of the cycle that he committed to disc) is now issued to mark the Shostakovich centenary in 2006.
Martha Argerich, Gidon Kremer, Mischa Maisky - Dmitri Shostakovich, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Trios (1999) [Re-Up]

Dmitri Shostakovich, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky - Trios (1999)
Martha Argerich, piano; Gidon Kremer, violin; Mischa Maisky, violoncello

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 330 Mb | Scans included | Time: 01:19:18
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # 459 326-2

Wow! This is music making on a cosmic scale. You may hear some jaded critic offer up the following generic comment about this release: "These three players, gathered together for only the second time, naturally can't equal the subtle give and take of more established chamber ensembles." Bull. All three artists rank among the most inspirational and experienced chamber players of our time, and here they set the notes on fire in performances of shattering intensity, improvisational spontaneity, and (in the Tchaikovsky) Herculean grandeur. Argerich's performance of the concerto-like piano part of the Tchaikovsky Trio is especially impressive; she seems to know instinctively when to dominate the proceedings and when to let her partners take over; and the final "Theme and Variations"–a huge movement half an hour in length–seldom has sounded so cohesive and meaningful. As to the Shostakovich, well, what can I say? This is one of the most profoundly moving experiences in music, and how well this trio knows it! The three players find the perfect tempo for the third movement Passacaglia, then build the tragic finale as inexorably as fate itself.
Yevgeny Mravinsky, Leningrad PO - Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 4; Dmitri Shostakovich: Symphony No. 10 (2016)

Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 4; Dmitri Shostakovich: Symphony No. 10 (2016)
Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra; conducted by Yevgeny Mravinsky

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 391 Mb | Scans included | Time: 01:19:26
Genre: Classical | Label: Praga Digitals | # 350 115

Shostakovich’s Tenth Symphony is 50 minutes of tragedy, despair, terror, and violence and three minutes of triumph. Premiered in 1953, the best performance is still that conducted by Mravinsky. Yevgeny Mravinsky's June 3, 1955, performance with the Leningrad Philharmonic of Beethoven's Symphony No. 4 is just as great. Mravinsky was the best Soviet conductor and his passionate precision and intense interpretations were as valid for Beethoven as they were for Shostakovich. His interpretations can be hard-driven and sharp-edged, but no one could object to the lucid strength and linear lyricism he brings to the work.
Eliahu Inbal, SWR Symphonieorchester - Dmitri Shostakovich: Symphony No. 11 'The Year 1905' (2021)

Eliahu Inbal, SWR Symphonieorchester - Dmitri Shostakovich: Symphony No. 11 'The Year 1905' (2021)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 219 Mb | Total time: 58:18 | Scans included
Classical | Label: SWR Classic | # SWR19106CD | Recorded: 2018

This is the first release from the recently formed SWR Symphonieorchester Stuttgart, and there was good reason for it to be a performance of a Shostakovich symphony. This live recording under the experienced baton of Eliahu Inbal shows the extraordinary level at which this orchestra is performing after only five years of existence! Shostakovich’s 11th Symphony focuses on the so-called St Petersburg Bloody Sunday which, according to the Julian calendar, took place on 9 January 1905. Following the format of a classical symphony, the work has four movements; these follow one another without a break, creating a continuous narrative flow.
Emmanuelle Bertrand, BBC National Orchestra of Wales - Shostakovich: Cello Concerto No. 1 (2013) [Official 24 bit/96kHz]

Emmanuelle Bertrand, Pascal Amoyel, BBC National Orchestra of Wales - Shostakovich: Cello Concerto No.1 (2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time - 63:06 minutes | 1,13 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

10 stars out of 10 - "This is one hell of a performance of Shostakovich's First Cello Concerto. Emmanuelle Bertrand and conductor Pascal Amoyel team up to produce one of the most intense and neurotic versions yet of this intense and neurotic piece". – Classics Today
Beethoven Quartet - Shostakovich - Works (2021) [Official Digital Download]

Beethoven Quartet - Shostakovich - Works (2021) [Official Digital Download]
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Front Cover | Time - 02:18:24 minutes | 1,32 GB
Classical | Label: Archipel, Official Digital Download

Archipel records presents this stunning programme of works performed and composed by Dmitri Shostakovich with the backing of various ensembles.
Radio-Symphonieorchester Wien - Stravinsky: Chant funèbre & L'oiseau de feu - Shostakovich: Symphony No. 12 "The Year of 1917"

Radio-Symphonieorchester Wien - Stravinsky: Chant funèbre & L'oiseau de feu - Shostakovich: Symphony No. 12 "The Year of 1917" (2019)
WEB FLAC (tracks) | Tracks: 10 | 69:23 min min | 280 MB
Style: Classical | Label: CapriccioNR

Although Igor Stravinsky and Dmitri Shostakovich were contemporary Russian composers, their lives stood in distinct contrast to each other: the former was outgoing and sophisticated; the latter an introverted melancholic. Their outputs were similar, however, in that they were both deeply rooted in their homeland, Stravinsky's drawing on its wealth of traditional myths and folk customs, while Shostakovich fed on the fearful, historical events that shook Russia to its core. Cornelius Meister, recently named Conductor of the Year by Opus Klassik, the German classical music awards body, interprets these different sound worlds with colour, clarity and authority, drawing superb performances from the ORF Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra.
Borodin Quartet - Shostakovich: String Quartets Nos. 1, 8 & 14 (2015)

Borodin Quartet - Shostakovich: String Quartets Nos. 1, 8 & 14 (2015)
FLAC tracks / MP3 320 kbps | 1:15:53 | 290 / 172 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Decca Music

The original Borodin Quartet was founded in 1945 in the Soviet Union and this release marks the Quartet’s 70th anniversary. They enjoyed a close relationship with Shostakovich, and often worked with him as a new quartet was written (and they also recorded the cycle).Now, a new line-up, though still one that bears the characteristic Borodin sound (large, almost symphonic in scope and with a very distinctive way of phrasing), starts a new cycle with works from very different periods in Shostakovich’s music life [No. 1 from 1938, the ever-popular No. 8 from 1960 and No. 14 from 1972 (begun in Aldeburgh when the composer was staying there with Benjamin Britten)]. This album features the three key quartets, including the most popular (No. 8).
Trio KlaViS - Brahms, Shostakovich & Křenek - Works for Violin, Alto Saxophone & Piano (2021) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Trio KlaViS - Brahms, Shostakovich & Křenek - Works for Violin, Alto Saxophone & Piano (2021) [Official Digital Download 24/96]
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Front Cover | Time - 50:19 minutes | 806 MB
Classical | Label: Genuin, Official Digital Download

The Trio Klavis (Jenny Lippl, violin / Miha Ferk, alto saxophone / Sabina Hasanova, piano) presents three distinctive arrangements on its new GENUIN release.
Trio KlaViS - Brahms, Shostakovich & Krenek: Works for Violin, Alto Saxophone & Piano (2021)

Trio KlaViS - Brahms, Shostakovich & Krenek: Works for Violin, Alto Saxophone & Piano (2021)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 183 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 116 Mb | Digital booklet | 00:50:19
Classical | Label: Genuin

The Trio Klavis (Jenny Lippl, violin / Miha Ferk, alto saxophone / Sabina Hasanova, piano) presents three distinctive arrangements on its new GENUIN album. In their arrangements for piano trio with alto saxophone, the award-winning musicians achieve an astonishing tonal unity in the works of Johannes Brahms (originally with horn), Dmitri Shostakovich (originally with cello), and Ernst Krenek (originally with clarinet). Keyboard, wind, and string instruments join forces to create a true unity, dedicating themselves with tremendous verve to the tonal languages from Romanticism to Modernism in the extremely diverse masterpieces.