Shostakovich Symphony

Yevgeny Mravinsky, LPO - Dmitri Shostakovich: Symphony No.5, Op.47; Symphony No.12 'The Year 1917', Op.112 (2016)

Dmitri Shostakovich: Symphony No.5, Op.47; Symphony No.12 'The Year 1917', Op.112 (2016)
Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra; conducted by Yevgeny Mravinsky

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 445 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 214 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Praga Digitals | # 350 122 | Time: 01:19:27

Shostakovich's Symphony No.5 was given its premiere in 1937. It was outwardly in compliance with the ruling party, but the public heard a message of suffering in Shostakovich's masterpiece and it was an unprecedented triumph. Symphony No.12 "The Year 1917" was dedicated to Vladimir Lenin. Both works were premiered by the Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra under the direction of Yevgeny Mravinsky. The performances featured here were recorded in December 1965.
Yevgeny Mravinsky, LPO - 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) ~ 411 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 210 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Praga Digitals | # 350 115 | Time: 01:19:26

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.
Royal Liverpool PO, Vasily Petrenko - Dmitry Shostakovich: Symphony No. 7 'Leningrad' (2013)

Dmitry Shostakovich - Symphony No. 7 'Leningrad' (2013)
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Vasily Petrenko

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 319 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 192 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Naxos | # 8.573057 | Time: 01:19:13

Great performances of this massive symphony aren’t exactly thick on the field, but my goodness, this is one of them. Vasily Petrenko and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic play with 100 percent commitment in every single bar. The first movement opens broadly, the intensity already palpable. Taking full advantage of excellent sound and a wide dynamic range (crank up the volume for this one), the central march and battle will have you sweating in your seat. The unrelentingly sustained passion that Petrenko brings to this long section triumphantly vindicates Shostakovich’s controversial vision, and at the same time makes short work of a 28-minute overall timing.
Valery Gergiev, Kirov Orchestra (Mariinsky) & Rotterdam Philarmonic Orchestra - Shostakovich: Symphony 7 "Leningrad" (2004)

Valery Gergiev, Kirov Orchestra (Mariinsky) & Rotterdam Philarmonic Orchestra
- Dmitry Shostakovich: Symphony No. 7 "Leningrad" (2004)

PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 & 5.1 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 78:35 minutes | Artwork (PDF) | 4,04 GB
or FLAC 2.0 Stereo (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Full Artwork (PDF) | 1,35 GB
Features 2.0 Stereo and 5.1 multichannel surround sound | Decca/Philips # 470 623-2
Valery Gergiev, Kirov Orchestra (Mariinsky) - Shostakovich Symphony 4 (2004) [PS3 ISO + FLAC] RE-UP

Valery Gergiev, Kirov Orchestra (Mariinsky) - Shostakovich Symphony 4 (2004)
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 & 5.1 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 64:14 minutes | Artwork (PDF) | 4,16 GB
or FLAC 2.0 Stereo (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Full Artwork (PDF) | 1,17 GB
Features 2.0 Stereo and 5.1 multichannel surround sound | Decca/Philips # 475 6190
Valery Gergiev, Kirov Orchestra (Mariinsky) - Shostakovich Symphony 5 & 9 (2004) [PS3 ISO + FLAC] {RE-UP}

Valery Gergiev, Kirov Orchestra (Mariinsky) - Shostakovich Symphony 5 & 9 (2004)
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 & 5.1 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 73:36 minutes | Artwork (PDF) | 4,45 GB
or FLAC 2.0 Stereo (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Full Artwork (PDF) | 1,36 GB
Features 2.0 Stereo and 5.1 multichannel surround sound | Decca/Philips # 470 651-2
Shostakovich: Symphony no 11 - Wigglesworth, Netherlands Radio PO (2010)

Shostakovich: Symphony no 11 - Wigglesworth, Netherlands Radio PO (2010)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 1 CD | Full Scans | 220 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Bis | Catalog Number: 1583

Mark Wigglesworth began his cycle of Shostakovich’s symphonies with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, continuing since 2005 on the other side of the English Channel with the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra.
Dmitry Shostakovich - Symphony No. 14 (2008) {Hybrid-SACD // EAC Rip}

Dmitry Shostakovich - Symphony No. 14
Beethoven Orchester Bonn / Roman Kofman / Iano Tomar / Taras Shtonda
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 179 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. 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.