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Bach & Shostakovich: Salvation (Brilliant Classics)

An unlikely concept that seems to work better than expected [NC]

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Berg, Shostakovich & Ligeti: String Quartets (Hänssler Classic)

Despite splendid playing, the Minetti Quartet faces fierce competition [MC]

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Shostakovich & Arensky: Piano trios (DUX)

Performances that underplay the essential character of each work [DJB]

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Mischa Maisky (cello) & Martha Argerich (piano) In Concert (Deutsche Grammophon)

(Déjà Review) A magnificent triumph for all concerned [CC]

Shostakovich: Chamber Symphonies (BIS)

(Déjà Review) This is a challenging and absorbing listening experience [PJL]

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Shostakovich: Symphony No 10 (ICA Classics)

The Shostakovich symphony receives a performance worthy of its stature [JQ]

Artur Rodziński (conductor): The Complete Columbia Album Collection (Sony Classical)

Sony’s second Rodziński box fills a significant gap from his Cleveland years [JH]

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Shostakovich: Symphonies (Deutsche Grammophon)

The final instalment in Andris Nelsons’ Shostakovich symphony cycle [JQ]

Shostakovich: Piano Concertos (Danacord)

(Déjà Review) A perceptive coupling of thoughtful and scintillating performances recorded with warmth and clarity [PSe]

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Shostakovich: String Quartets 7-13 (Genuin)

Blazingly impressive performances given with intense virtuosity and musical insight [NB]

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Shura Cherkassky (piano): The Complete 78-rpm Recordings 1923-1950 (APR)

An opportunity to savour Cherkassy’s seductive magic [SG]

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Shostakovich: Symphony No 8 (ICA Classics)

A concert that marks the beginning of a great conductor/orchestra relationship hampered by poor sound [NB]

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Dependent Rising (Cedille)

Magnetically communicative music given electric performances [DMD]

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Respighi & Shostakovich: Violin Sonatas (Orchid Classics)

Intelligent and assured performances of two contrasting sonatas which prove to be mutually illuminating [GPu]

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Shostakovich: Symphonies (Deutsche Grammophon)

A dismal coda to an otherwise admirable cycle; variable sonics, too [DM]

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Shostakovich: Symphony 14 (Chandos)

The programme is sombre but the performances are superlative [WH]

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Shostakovich: Symphonies Nos 4 & 11 (ICA Classics)

Rozhdestvensky conducts both symphonies with great authority and understanding [JQ]

Shostakovich: Symphonies 5 & 9 (Naxos)

A first-rate pairing of two of Shostakovich’s more approachable symphonies in excellent sound [RMo]

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Shostakovich: Violin Concerto No 1 (Cedille)

Superb Shostakovich coupled with a contemporary concerto that challenges convention [NB]

Shostakovich: Symphony No.14 (Chandos)

The best yet in Storgårds’s developing cycle [DMD]

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Shostakovich: Symphonies 13-15 (Deutsche Grammophon)

(Déjà Review) Not comfortable listening but some of the greatest written in the 20th century [GPJ]

Shostakovich: Symphony No 6 & 15 (LSO Live)

A slightly tame 6th coupled with a magnificent 15th [WH]

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Noel Mewton-Wood (piano) 20th Century Piano Concertos (British Music Society)

(Déjà Review) Buy this and sample the phenomenon that was Noel Mewton-Wood [JQ]

Yulianna Avdeeva (piano) Resilience (Pentatone)

A thoughtful enterprising collection brilliantly executed [DMD]