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Yuri Bashmet - Shostakovich, Sviridov, Weinberg - Chamber Symphonies (2005)
Author: peotuvave

Yuri Bashmet - Shostakovich, Sviridov, Weinberg - Chamber Symphonies (2005)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 1 CD | Full Scans | 312 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Onyx | Catalog Number: 4007

This new CD from Onyx Classics is the first new release for several years from the amazing Moscow Soloists and their charismatic director, the great Yuri Bashmet. The disc couples the most famous of the Rudolf Barshai arrangements of the Shostakovich string quartets (No. 8) with two little known chamber symphonies by friends of Shostakovich, the Sviridov being a world premire recording. Bashmet and his group will be touring this repertoire in the US this February.
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Shostakovich / Vasks / Schnittke - Dolorosa (1997) {ECM 1620}
Author: tiburon

Shostakovich / Vasks / Schnittke - Dolorosa (1997) {ECM 1620}
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC Image level 8 | Cue+Log | Full Scans 300dpi | 303MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Classical, Chamber Music

Orchestral transcription can be a contentious enterprise, obscuring as it enhances. Yet in rare cases its contours manage to take a shape all their own, living a new life somehow beyond the shadow of the original. Of this transformation we get two fine examples in Dolorosa, a well-conceived program from three distinct compositional minds. The works are presented in chronological order, with a 1967 orchestration of Dmitri Shostakovich’s String Quartet No. 8 as a “Chamber Symphony” coming first. The arrangement, by conductor and violist Rudolf Barshai (the only one ever approved by the composer), is brilliant in that it avoids masking itself and features a flowing chain of solos.
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Shostakovich - Chamber Symphonies 1-5 - Barshai (2005)
Author: Goodspeed

Shostakovich - Chamber Symphonies 1-5 - Barshai (2005)
FLAC (single files) | 263 + 279 MB | RS | covers | 2 CD | Brilliant Classics 7082128


Composer: Dmitri Shostakovich (1906 - 1975)
Conductor: Rudolf Barshai
Orchestra: Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi
Recorded live at Auditorium Verdi, Milano, Italy
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Dmitri Shostakovich Edition
Author: Futon

Shostakovich Edition - Brilliant Classics
27 CD | Brilliant Classics | FLAC tracks (7.22Gb) & MP3 320 kbps (3.73Gb), NO LOG | Booklet | Rapidshare

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Shostakovich - Gürzenich-Orchester Köln / Kitajenko - Symphonies Vol. 11 & 12 (2005) {Hybrid-SACD // ISO & HiRes FLAC}
Author: luckburz

Dmitri Shostakovich - The Symphonies: Symphonies 14 & 15
Gürzenich-Orchester Köln / Dmitrij Kitajenko
2xSACD | SACD ISO (2.0/MCH): 2,79 & 2,69 GB | 24B/88,2kHz Stereo FLAC: 841 & 976 MB | Full Artwork
Label/Cat#: Capriccio # SACD71-039/40 | Country/Year: Germany 2005 | 5% Recovery Info
Genre: Classical | Style: Early 20th Century, Contemporary

"Symp 15: Very good performance. A lot of character in I, darkness in II. III is devilish. IV is very powerful, with chilling final percussion chatterings. Sanderling's stereo SA-CD is very good, but the sound isn't as good; Fedoseev's SA-CD has character, but Kitajenko has better sound and performance." ~sa-cd.net
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Shostakovich - Gürzenich-Orchester Köln / Kitajenko - Symphonies Vol. 10 (2005) {Hybrid-SACD // ISO & HiRes FLAC}
Author: luckburz

Dmitri Shostakovich - The Symphonies: Symphony 13
Gürzenich-Orchester Köln / Dmitrij Kitajenko
SACD ISO (2.0/MCH): 3,55 GB | 24B/88,2kHz Stereo FLAC: 1,01 GB | Full Artwork
Label/Cat#: Capriccio # SACD71-038 | Country/Year: Germany 2005 | 5% Recovery Info
Genre: Classical | Style: Early 20th Century, Contemporary

"Moving, intelligent, and sometimes powerful singing by the bass soloist throughout. Good chorus. Chimes are chillingly reproduced, as are some of the other percussion effects (for instance the woodblock in "In the Store"). Excellent tuba playing in "Fears"." ~sa-cd.net
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Shostakovich - Gürzenich-Orchester Köln / Kitajenko - Symphonies Vol. 9 (2005) {Hybrid-SACD // ISO & HiRes FLAC}
Author: luckburz

Dmitri Shostakovich - The Symphonies: Symphony 12
Gürzenich-Orchester Köln / Dmitrij Kitajenko
SACD ISO (2.0/MCH): 2,32 GB | 24B/88,2kHz Stereo FLAC: 703 MB | Full Artwork
Label/Cat#: Capriccio # SACD71-037 | Country/Year: Germany 2005 | 5% Recovery Info
Genre: Classical | Style: Early 20th Century, Contemporary

"Full and rich start. Slight transient noise from left front in first movement, about 3 minutes in. Horns at start of IV lack a little nobility, but otherwise performance is excellent throughout; timpani in IV, starting about 6'20", are thunderous." ~sa-cd.net
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Shostakovich - Gürzenich-Orchester Köln / Kitajenko - Symphonies Vol. 6 (2004) {Hybrid-SACD // ISO & HiRes FLAC}
Author: luckburz

Dmitri Shostakovich - The Symphonies: Symphony 8
Gürzenich-Orchester Köln / Dmitrij Kitajenko
SACD ISO (2.0/MCH): 4,00 GB | 24B/88,2kHz Stereo FLAC: 1,08 GB | Full Artwork
Label/Cat#: Capriccio # SACD71-013 | Country/Year: Germany 2004 | 5% Recovery Info
Genre: Classical | Style: Early 20th Century, Contemporary

"Icy cold I. II and III are powerful. Rostropovich's recording also has great sound, and perhaps a little more character. Sanderling's stereo SA-CD is a very good performance but no competition sonically." ~SA-CD.net
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Shostakovich - Gürzenich-Orchester Köln / Kitajenko - Symphonies Vol. 4 & 5 (2005) {Hybrid-SACD // ISO & HiRes FLAC}
Author: luckburz

Dmitri Shostakovich - The Symphonies: Symphonies 6, 7 & 9
Gürzenich-Orchester Köln / Dmitrij Kitajenko
2xSACD | ISO (2.0/MCH): 3,92 & 3,49 GB | 24B/88,2kHz Stereo FLAC: 1,14 & 1,01 GB | Full Artwork
Label/Cat#: Capriccio # SACD71-033/34 | Country/Year: Germany 2005 | 5% Recovery Info
Genre: Classical | Style: Early 20th Century, Contemporary

"Amazing dark, deep, rich string sound. Virtuosic wind playing throughout. Opening Largo slower than usual but intense all the way through. Soft gong strokes toward the end of i are superbly recorded. In all, the best I've heard, easily better than Fedoseev. (Symphony 6)" ~SA-CD.net
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Shostakovich - Gürzenich-Orchester Köln / Kitajenko - Symphonies Vol. 8 (2005) {Hybrid-SACD // ISO & HiRes FLAC}
Author: luckburz

Dmitri Shostakovich - The Symphonies: Symphony 11
Gürzenich-Orchester Köln / Dmitrij Kitajenko
SACD ISO (2.0/MCH): 3,62 GB | 24B/88,2kHz Stereo FLAC: 1,07 GB | Full Artwork
Label/Cat#: Capriccio # SACD71-036 | Country/Year: Germany 2005 | 5% Recovery Info
Genre: Classical | Style: Early 20th Century, Contemporary

"Beautiful, full rich string sound, and great sound overall. I is fantastic. II is slightly slower than I prefer (about 4'30"), but Kitajenko does very well with it, sustaining tension throughout. III is terrific; you can hear and feel the soft percussion toward the end. IV again has a slightly slower basic tempo than usual, but tension is sustained throughout, and the playing responsive." ~sa-cd.net
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