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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]

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Shostakovich: Symphony 14 (Chandos)

Beauty and power triumph over darkness in Storgårds’ latest Shostakovich disc [NC]

Shostakovich: Hamlet (Naxos)

(Déjà Review) That very rare bird indeed – an original film score that can stand on its own [PSe]

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Shostakovich/Auerbach: String Quartets

(Déjà Review) The programming shows real individuality; the recording is top-drawer and the playing first-class [CC]

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Shostakovich: Symphonies 8-10 (Berliner Philharmoniker Recordings)

Three magnificent Shostakovich performances [JQ]

Shostakovich: Piano Quintet & Trio (Warner Elatus)

(Déjà Review) A highly recommendable performance of two of the last century’s major chamber works [KS]

Shostakovich, Kabalevsky: Cello Concerti (Sony)

One of our greatest cellists in a revelatory performance from his younger days [WH]

Shostakovich: Symphony No. 14 (BIS)

(Déjà Review) A superb performance by all concerned; a worthy addition to the catalogue [JP]

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Piano Music for Children (Divine Art)

(Déjà Review) I don’t know whose idea this CD was, but it was a brilliant one [GPJ]

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Shostakovich: Symphony 10 (ICA Classics)

An important musical document of a great live performance of Shostakovich’s Tenth by a legendary German conductor [GT]

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Shostakovich: Symphonies 8-10 (Berliner Philharmoniker Recordings)

Bravo, bravo, and thrice bravo; Kirill Petrenko’s Shostakovich sweeps the board [DM]

Shostakovich: Symphonies 12 & 15 (Chandos)

Well played and well engineered but lacking character [NB]

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Shostakovich: 24 Preludes & Fugues (Naxos)

A delicacy and deftness of touch in the playing, allied with a natural sense of line and phrasing which can be both compelling and moving [CT]

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Shostakovich: Symphony 10 (Fuga Libera)

A fine, live performance of Shostakovich’s Tenth Symphony by a top-class Russian orchestra [GT]

Valentin Malinin (piano): Laureate Recital (Naxos)

Pianist Valentin Malinin impresses with his technical ability, but with mixed musical results [LW]

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Pianos & Orchestra (Naxos)

A unique programme very well played and recorded but of variable musical value [NB]