Shostakovich Symphony

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra & Manfred Honeck - Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5 - Barber: Adagio (2017)

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra & Manfred Honeck - Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5 - Barber: Adagio
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 60:13 min | 238 MB
Label: Reference Recordings | Tracks: 05 | Rls.date: 2017

In his fascinating and scholarly music notes, Maestro Honeck gives us great insight into the history of both pieces, and describes how he conducts and interprets each. He reminds us that Joseph Stalin's Soviet government was offended by Shostakovich's previous works.
Michael Sanderling - Beethoven Symphony No. 3 & Shostakovich Symphony No. 10 (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Michael Sanderling - Beethoven Symphony No. 3 & Shostakovich Symphony No. 10 (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 104:44 minutes | 1.61 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

The Dresdner Philharmonie is one of Germany's major orchestras and has laid, together with his Principal Conductor Michael Sanderling, its focus on recording the complete cycle of symphonies by Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) and Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975). After having released Beethoven's and Shostakovich's symphonies nos. 6 in 2015, for which the orchestra has received positive reviews, this recording is the second album from the cycle. Michael Sanderling decided to pair Beethoven's symphony no. 3 and Shostakovich's symphony no. 10 because of the similar motivation of both composers: to display the current political situation, i.e. Napoleon's reign and Stalin's dictatorial regime.
Gustavo Gimeno - Shostakovich: Symphony No. 1, Scherzi, Theme and Variations & 5 Fragments (2017) [24/96]

Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg & Gustavo Gimeno - Shostakovich: Symphony No. 1, Scherzi, Theme and Variations & 5 Fragments (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 58:43 minutes | 1.07 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Gustavo Gimeno conducts the Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg in a fascinating survey of confident, assured and striking orchestral works by the young Shostakovich. This new recording for PENTATONE includes his breathtaking Symphony No.1 op. 10 – the student work which brought Shostakovich international fame.
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
Andrey Boreyko - Shostakovich: Symphony No. 8 in C Minor, Op. 65 (2017)

Andrey Boreyko - Shostakovich: Symphony No. 8 in C Minor, Op. 65
Classical, Orchestral, Modern | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 65:53 min | 251 MB
Label: SWR Classic | Tracks: 05 | Rls.date: 2017

This album is one of the most important symphonies by Shostakovich. This is the fifth Shostakovich release featuring the Radio-Sinfonieorchester Stuttgart and Andrey Boreyko. Many considered it a ""wonderful, passionate performance.
Gustavo Gimeno - Shostakovich: Symphony No. 1, Scherzi, Theme and Variations & 5 Fragments (2017)

Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg & Gustavo Gimeno - Shostakovich: Symphony No. 1, Scherzi, Theme and Variations & 5 Fragments
Classical, Orchestral | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 68:26 min | 248 MB
Label: PentaTone | Tracks: 08 | Rls.date: 2017

Gustavo Gimeno conducts the Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg in a fascinating survey of confident, assured and striking orchestral works by the young Shostakovich. This new recording for PENTATONE includes his breathtaking Symphony No.1 op. 10 – the student work which brought Shostakovich international fame.
Yevgeny Mravinsky, LPO - Dmitri Shostakovich: Symphony No. 8; Alexander Scriabin: La Poème de l'Extase, Op. 54 (2015) [Re-Up]

Shostakovich: Symphony No. 8, Op. 65; Scriabin: La Poème de l'Extase, Op. 54 (2015)
Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra; conducted by Yevgeny Mravinsky

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 376 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 199 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Praga Digitals | # 350 120 | Time: 01:19:00

Shostakovich's Symphony No.8 was written in the summer of 1943, and first performed in November of that year by the USSR Symphony Orchestra under Yevgeny Mravinsky, to whom the work is dedicated. Many scholars have ranked it among the composer's finest scores. Some also say Shostakovich intended the work as a ''tragedy to triumph'' symphony, in the tradition of Beethoven, Brahms and Mahler. This release in Praga's Reminiscences series of audiophile SACD remasterings features an historic live recording from 1961 featuring Mravinsky leading the Leningrad Philharmonic.
Michael Sanderling - Beethoven: Symphony No. 3 & Shostakovich Symphony No. 10 (2017)

Michael Sanderling - Beethoven: Symphony No. 3 & Shostakovich Symphony No. 10
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 104:44min | 367 MB
Label: Sony Classical | Tracks: 08 | Rls.date: 2017

The Dresdner Philharmonie is the orchestra of Dresden, the State Capital of Saxony. Since 2011, Michael Sanderling has been its Principal Conductor, following Kurt Masur, Marek Janowski, Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos and others in this position.
Royal Liverpool PO, Vasily Petrenko - Shostakovich: Symphony No. 7 'Leningrad' (2013) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Royal Liverpool PO, Vasily Petrenko - Shostakovich: Symphony No. 7 'Leningrad' (2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 79:09 minutes | 1.32 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Three weeks after the Nazi invasion of the Soviet Union in June 1941, Shostakovich volunteered with the Home Guard in Leningrad. As the siege of the city intensified, he worked on his Seventh Symphony, completing three movements before being forced to leave Leningrad and travel east by train. The work was completed in December that year. Initially he gave each movement a programmatic title, but later withdrew them, leaving this epic work as an emblem of heroic defiance in the face of conflict and crisis: ‘I dedicate my Seventh Symphony to our struggle against fascism, to our coming victory over the enemy, to my native city, Leningrad.’
Mstislav Rostropovich & London Symphony Orchestra - Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5 (2005) [TR24][OF]

Mstislav Rostropovich & London Symphony Orchestra - Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5
Classical | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | 63:54 min | 449 MB | Digital booklet
Label: LSO Live | Tracks: 04 | Rls.date: 2005

Few works stir up as much debate over their 'meaning' as Shostakovich's Fifth Symphony. And equally few works can boast an interpreter with such insight as Mstislav Rostropovich. His friendship with the composer gives him an almost unique understanding of Shostakovich's inner traumas, and as with the 2002's outstandingly successful LSO Live recording of the Symphony No 11, he inspires the LSO's players to the heights of virtuosity.