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Shostakovich: Symphony No.11 ‘The Year 1905’

CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: CoverInlay Shostakovich: Symphony No.11 ‘The Year 1905’ London Symphony Orchestra Mstislav Rostropovich Catalogue Number: ALC 1366 Number of Discs: 1 Date/Runtime: Barcode: 5055354413667 Price: £6.99 “A superb performance with excellent sound makes this a benchmark recording and my top CD choice of the year. Shostakovich fans ignore this release at their […]

February 5th, 2018
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Shostakovich: Symphonies 1 & 3 (‘1st of May’)

Shostakovich: Symphonies 1 & 3 (‘1st of May’) USSR Ministry of Culture Symphony Orchestra Gennadi Rozhdestvensky Catalogue Number: ALC 1344 Number of Discs: 1 Date/Runtime: Time 66:55, stereo 1984/5 Barcode: 5055354413445 Price: £6.99   CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: COVER INLAY (Sym.1) “a good performance, with a strong feeling of chamber music to it and a […]

April 14th, 2017
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Great Russian String Quartets

Great Russian String Quartets Borodin Quartet (Borodin, Tchaikovsky) Shostakovich Quartet (Glazunov, Shostakovich) American String Quartet (Prokofiev) Catalogue Number: ALC 6006 Number of Discs: 1 Date/Runtime: DDD/ADD 1974-88 398 minutes Price: £21.99   CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: COVER INLAY (Borodin) “movement-by-movement comparison makes it clear that …the Borodins win hands down … their internal balance at […]

September 3rd, 2015
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Shostakovich (#1) & Myaskovsky Cello Concertos + Rococo Vars

Shostakovich (#1) & Myaskovsky Cello Concertos + Rococo Vars Mstislav Rostropovich Philadelphia/Ormandy Philharmonia/ Sargent Leningrad/ Rozhdestvensky Catalogue Number: ALC 1262 Number of Discs: 1 Date/Runtime: Time 74:03 ADD 1957/61 Price: £6.99   CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: COVER INLAY (Shostakovich) ‘outstanding ‘cellist, with a poetry of expression matching an infallible technique, very well recorded … under […]

April 3rd, 2015
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Dmitri Shostakovich Great 6 Symphonies (4,5,7,8,10 & 15)

Dmitri Shostakovich Great 6 Symphonies (4,5,7,8,10 & 15) Catalogue Number: ALC 6004 Number of Discs: 6 Date/Runtime: 397.88 Price: £21.99   CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: COVER INLAY Dmitri Shostakovich Great 6 Symphonies (4,5,7,8,10 & 15) Disc A of ALC 6004 (62:02) Symphony No.4 in C minor West German Radio Symphony Orchestra, Köln (WDR) Conducted by […]

January 7th, 2014
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Shostakovich Symphony No.8 in C minor, Op.65

Shostakovich Symphony No.8 Leningrad Philharmonic Yevgeny Mravinsky Catalogue Number: ALC 1150 Number of Discs: 1 Date/Runtime: 61:13, 1982 ADD Price: £6.99 CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: COVER INLAY Mravinsky’s live recording of the Eighth is of capital importance, since it was he who gave the work its premiere ….It is a performance of extraordinary vehemence and […]

August 25th, 2011
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Shostakovich: Complete String Quartets

Shostakovich: Complete String Quartets Shostakovich Quartet Catalogue Number: ALC 5002 Number of Discs: 5 Price: £18.99 CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: COVER INLAY “(This Quartet)…bring a special intensity to this repertoire as well as an  effortless technical address, and tonal blend which gives their readings a strong claim on the collector’s allegiance. We have responded to […]

June 3rd, 2011
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Shostakovich: String Quartets Nos. 1-3, 5, 7 and 10

Shostakovich: String Quartets Nos. 1-3, 5, 7 and 10 Shostakovich Quartet Catalog Number: ALC 2013 Number of Discs: 2 CDs Released: November 2010 Early and middle period quartets by the composer who revitalized the genre in the Soviet Union The staying power of the Russian composer Dmitri Shostakovich’s string quartets rivals that of his symphonies. […]

June 3rd, 2011
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Shostakovich: String Quartets Nos. 6 and 11-15

Shostakovich: String Quartets Nos. 6 and 11-15 Shostakovich Quartet Catalogue Number: ALC 2012 Number of Discs: 2 Released: November 2010 Shostakovich’s most intimate music, played by a superb quartet. The staying power of the Russian composer Dmitri Shostakovich’s string quartets rivals that of his symphonies. His quartets are deeply personal works – intensely autobiographical, confessional, […]

June 3rd, 2011
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Shostakovich: The ‘Great Quartets’ – Nos. 4, 8 & 10

Shostakovich: The ‘Great Quartets’ – Nos. 4, 8 & 10 Shostakovich Quartet Catalog Number: ALC 1112 Number of Discs: CD Released: January 2011 Essential Shostakovich from a dynamic quartet The staying power of the Russian composer Dmitri Shostakovich’s string quartets rivals that of his symphonies. His quartets are deeply personal works – intensely autobiographical, confessional, […]

June 2nd, 2011
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Shostakovich: Symphony No.10

Shostakovich: Symphony No.10 Maxim Shostakovich London Symphony Orchestra Catalogue Number: ALC 1083 Number of Discs: 1 Price: £6.99 CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: COVER INLAY “Maxim Shostakovich eschews histrionic gesture; there is much quiet eloquence, grandeur of outline and an impressive gravity to his soberly measured account of the first movement. … The scherzo is massively […]

May 26th, 2011
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Shostakovich: Symphony No.5 / “Gadfly” Suite

Shostakovich   Symphony No.5 / “Gadfly” Suite Maxim Shostakovich London Symphony Orchestra Catalogue Number: ALC 1067 Number of Discs: 1 Price: £6.99 CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: COVER INLAY Maxim Shostakovich leads the London Symphony Orchestra in powerful, characterful recordings of two of his father’s masterpieces – the witty, colorful musical portraits of The Gadfly, and […]

May 25th, 2011
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