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Shostakovich Edition


Release Date: 11/13/2012 
Label:  Brilliant Classics   Catalog #: 9245  
Composer:  Dmitri ShostakovichBenjamin Fleischmann
Performer:  Sergei AleksashkinVladimir VaneevAlla SimoniCristina Ortiz,   ... 
Conductor:  Rudolf BarshaiPaavo BerglundYevgeny MravinskyGennadi Rozhdestvensky,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Wdr SinfonieorchesterWdr Sinfonieorchester RundfunkchorWdr Sinfonieorchester Choral Academy Moscow,   ... 
Number of Discs: 51 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

I have listened through a lot of these Brilliant Classics boxes, but none of them so far have been as distinctive as this one. You get Barshai’s complete set of Shostakovich symphonies, a reference edition, plus the excellent Rubio Quartet cycle of the string quartets. For the 24 Preludes and Fugues for piano we have the superb Muza Rubackyté. The piano concertos feature Oritz and Berglund’s impressive collaboration; dedicatee David Oistrakh joins Mravinsky and Rozhdestvensky in the two violin concertos. Only the cello concertos disappoint: dull-sounding versions featuring cellist Alexander Ivashkin with Valery Polyansky and the Moscow Symphony, but this deficit gets offset in the three discs of historical recordings, which feature Read more Rostropovich’s celebrated recording of the First Concerto.

Brilliant Classics has licensed the definitive Vishnevskaya/Rostropovich EMI recording of Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk, plus Rozhdestvensky’s recording of Rothschild’s Violin, as well as The Gamblers (but not The Nose). The big Delos cycle of all the songs is here, though it would be better to have orchestral versions where available. We do get, however, an excellent orchestral performance of the Michelangelo Suite (Nesterenko/Rozhdestvensky). As for the lesser works, Brilliant tosses in Kuchar’s top-notch three discs of jazz, film, and ballet suites, plus six discs of complete film scores in the superb recordings by Jurowski, formerly on Capriccio. There’s a disc of rarely heard choral works, three discs of miscellaneous chamber pieces (the piano trios, quintet, and various sonatas), all in good to excellent recordings, and (unnecessarily in my opinion) Barshai’s dreadful live recording of the chamber symphonies with the ghastly Verdi Orchestra of Milan–but since these are arrangements of string quartets otherwise well represented, who cares?

Finally, you get three discs of historical recordings, never mind that the violin concertos with Oistrakh already qualify. In fact, the Kogan/Kondrashin version of the First Violin Concerto included here (sound clip) just might be even better. Another EMI recording, of Shostakovich with Cluytens playing his two piano concertos and other solo works (second sound clip), is a classic; and while this 1982 rendition of the Fifth Symphony with Mravinsky and Leningrad isn’t one of that team’s best, it’s still worth having as a souvenir, as is the Cello Sonata played by Danill Shafran with the composer at the piano.

In short, it really is hard to do better than many of the selections included here, and at the Brilliant Classics price this box is simply a steal. The lack of texts and translations for the vocal works is a problem, but then that’s par for the budget course. A remarkable, even amazing bargain.

-- David Hurwitz, ClassicsToday.com
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Works on This Recording

1. Symphony no 1 in F minor, Op. 10 by Dmitri Shostakovich
Conductor:  Rudolf Barshai
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Wdr Sinfonieorchester
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1924-1925; USSR 
2. Symphony no 2 in B flat major, Op. 14 "To October" by Dmitri Shostakovich
Conductor:  Rudolf Barshai
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Wdr Sinfonieorchester Rundfunkchor
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1927; USSR 
3. Symphony no 3 in E flat major, Op. 20 "First of May" by Dmitri Shostakovich
Conductor:  Rudolf Barshai
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Wdr Sinfonieorchester Rundfunkchor
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1929; USSR 
4. Symphony no 4 in C minor, Op. 43 by Dmitri Shostakovich
Conductor:  Rudolf Barshai
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Wdr Sinfonieorchester
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1935-1936; USSR 
5. Symphony no 5 in D minor, Op. 47 by Dmitri Shostakovich
Conductor:  Rudolf Barshai
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Wdr Sinfonieorchester
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1937; USSR 
6. Symphony no 6 in B minor, Op. 54 by Dmitri Shostakovich
Conductor:  Rudolf Barshai
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Wdr Sinfonieorchester
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1939; USSR 
7. Symphony no 7 in C major, Op. 60 "Leningrad" by Dmitri Shostakovich
Conductor:  Rudolf Barshai
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Wdr Sinfonieorchester
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1941; USSR 
8. Symphony no 8 in C minor, Op. 65 by Dmitri Shostakovich
Conductor:  Rudolf Barshai
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Wdr Sinfonieorchester
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1943; USSR 
9. Symphony no 9 in E flat major, Op. 70 by Dmitri Shostakovich
Conductor:  Rudolf Barshai
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Wdr Sinfonieorchester
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1945; USSR 
10. Symphony no 10 in E minor, Op. 93 by Dmitri Shostakovich
Conductor:  Rudolf Barshai
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Wdr Sinfonieorchester
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1953; USSR 
11. Symphony no 11 in G minor, Op. 103 "Year 1905" by Dmitri Shostakovich
Conductor:  Rudolf Barshai
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Wdr Sinfonieorchester
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1957; USSR 
12. Symphony no 12 in D minor, Op. 112 "To the Memory of Lenin - 1917" by Dmitri Shostakovich
Conductor:  Rudolf Barshai
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Wdr Sinfonieorchester
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1961; USSR 
13. Symphony no 13 in B flat minor, Op. 113 "Babi Yar" by Dmitri Shostakovich
Performer:  Sergei Aleksashkin (Bass)
Conductor:  Rudolf Barshai
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Wdr Sinfonieorchester Choral Academy Moscow
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1962; USSR 
14. Symphony no 14 in G minor, Op. 135 by Dmitri Shostakovich
Performer:  Vladimir Vaneev (Bass), Alla Simoni (Soprano)
Conductor:  Rudolf Barshai
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Wdr Sinfonieorchester
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1969; USSR 
15. Symphony no 15 in A major, Op. 141 by Dmitri Shostakovich
Conductor:  Rudolf Barshai
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Wdr Sinfonieorchester
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1971; USSR 
16. Symphony for Strings and Woodwinds in F major, Op. 73a by Dmitri Shostakovich
Conductor:  Rudolf Barshai
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Verdi Grand Symphonic Orchestra Milan
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USSR 
17. Chamber Symphony in D major, Op. 83a by Dmitri Shostakovich
Conductor:  Rudolf Barshai
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Verdi Grand Symphonic Orchestra Milan
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USSR 
18. Chamber Symphony in C major, Op. 49a by Dmitri Shostakovich
Conductor:  Rudolf Barshai
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Verdi Grand Symphonic Orchestra Milan
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1960; USSR 
19. Chamber Symphony in C minor, Op. 110a by Dmitri Shostakovich
Conductor:  Rudolf Barshai
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Verdi Grand Symphonic Orchestra Milan
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1960; USSR 
20. Chamber Symphony in A flat major, Op. 118a by Dmitri Shostakovich
Conductor:  Rudolf Barshai
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Verdi Grand Symphonic Orchestra Milan
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1964; USSR 
21. Concerto for Piano no 1 in C minor, Op. 35 by Dmitri Shostakovich
Performer:  Cristina Ortiz (Piano)
Conductor:  Paavo Berglund
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1933; USSR 
Length: 22 Minutes 5 Secs. 
22. Concerto for Piano no 2 in F major, Op. 102 by Dmitri Shostakovich
Performer:  Cristina Ortiz (Piano)
Conductor:  Paavo Berglund
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1957; USSR 
Length: 19 Minutes 14 Secs. 
23. Fantastic Dances (3) for Piano, Op. 5 by Dmitri Shostakovich
Performer:  Cristina Ortiz (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1922; USSR 
Length: 3 Minutes 30 Secs. 
24. Concerto for Violin no 1 in A minor, Op. 77 by Dmitri Shostakovich
Performer:  David Oistrakh (Violin)
Conductor:  Yevgeny Mravinsky
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USSR 
Length: 36 Minutes 28 Secs. 
25. Concerto for Violin no 2 in C sharp minor, Op. 129 by Dmitri Shostakovich
Performer:  David Oistrakh (Violin)
Conductor:  Gennadi Rozhdestvensky
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1967; USSR 
Length: 28 Minutes 14 Secs. 
26. Concerto for Cello no 1 in E flat major, Op. 107 by Dmitri Shostakovich
Performer:  Alexander Ivashkin (Cello)
Conductor:  Valeri Polyanskii
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1959; USSR 
Length: 27 Minutes 49 Secs. 
27. Concerto for Cello no 2 in G major, Op. 126 by Dmitri Shostakovich
Performer:  Alexander Ivashkin (Cello)
Conductor:  Valeri Polyanskii
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1966; USSR 
Length: 36 Minutes 22 Secs. 
28. Quartet for Strings no 2 in A major, Op. 68 by Dmitri Shostakovich
Performer:  Peter Devos (Cello), Marc Sonnaert (Viola), Dirk Van den Hauwe (Violin),
Dirk Van de Velde (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rubio String Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1944; USSR 
Date of Recording: 09/2002 
Venue:  Live  Roman Church, Mullem, Flanders, Belgium 
Length: 35 Minutes 42 Secs. 
29. Quartet for Strings no 8 in C minor, Op. 110 by Dmitri Shostakovich
Performer:  Dirk Van den Hauwe (Violin), Marc Sonnaert (Viola), Dirk Van de Velde (Violin),
Peter Devos (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rubio String Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1960; USSR 
Date of Recording: 09/2002 
Venue:  Live  Roman Church, Mullem, Flanders, Belgium 
Length: 20 Minutes 18 Secs. 
30. Quartet for Strings no 13 in B flat minor, Op. 138 by Dmitri Shostakovich
Performer:  Peter Devos (Cello), Marc Sonnaert (Viola), Dirk Van den Hauwe (Violin),
Dirk Van de Velde (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rubio String Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1970; USSR 
Date of Recording: 09/2002 
Venue:  Live  Roman Church, Mullem, Flanders, Belgium 
Length: 20 Minutes 44 Secs. 
31. Quartet for Strings no 3 in F major, Op. 73 by Dmitri Shostakovich
Performer:  Dirk Van den Hauwe (Violin), Marc Sonnaert (Viola), Peter Devos (Cello),
Dirk Van de Velde (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rubio String Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1946; USSR 
Date of Recording: 09/2002 
Venue:  Live  Roman Church, Mullem, Flanders, Belgium 
Length: 31 Minutes 56 Secs. 
32. Quartet for Strings no 7 in F sharp minor, Op. 108 by Dmitri Shostakovich
Performer:  Dirk Van den Hauwe (Violin), Marc Sonnaert (Viola), Peter Devos (Cello),
Dirk Van de Velde (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rubio String Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1960; USSR 
Date of Recording: 09/2002 
Venue:  Live  Roman Church, Mullem, Flanders, Belgium 
Length: 13 Minutes 12 Secs. 
33. Quartet for Strings no 9 in E flat major, Op. 117 by Dmitri Shostakovich
Performer:  Dirk Van den Hauwe (Violin), Marc Sonnaert (Viola), Peter Devos (Cello),
Dirk Van de Velde (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rubio String Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1964; USSR 
Date of Recording: 09/2002 
Venue:  Live  Roman Church, Mullem, Flanders, Belgium 
Length: 26 Minutes 7 Secs. 
34. Quartet for Strings no 5 in B flat major, Op. 92 by Dmitri Shostakovich
Performer:  Dirk Van den Hauwe (Violin), Marc Sonnaert (Viola), Peter Devos (Cello),
Dirk Van de Velde (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rubio String Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1952; USSR 
Date of Recording: 09/2002 
Venue:  Live  Roman Church, Mullem, Flanders, Belgium 
Length: 31 Minutes 50 Secs. 
35. Quartet for Strings no 11 in F minor, Op. 122 by Dmitri Shostakovich
Performer:  Dirk Van den Hauwe (Violin), Marc Sonnaert (Viola), Peter Devos (Cello),
Dirk Van de Velde (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rubio String Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1966; USSR 
Date of Recording: 09/2002 
Venue:  Live  Roman Church, Mullem, Flanders, Belgium 
Length: 16 Minutes 53 Secs. 
36. Quartet for Strings no 12 in D flat major, Op. 133 by Dmitri Shostakovich
Performer:  Dirk Van den Hauwe (Violin), Marc Sonnaert (Viola), Peter Devos (Cello),
Dirk Van de Velde (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rubio String Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1968; USSR 
Date of Recording: 09/2002 
Venue:  Live  Roman Church, Mullem, Flanders, Belgium 
Length: 27 Minutes 10 Secs. 
37. Quartet for Strings no 4 in D major, Op. 83 by Dmitri Shostakovich
Performer:  Dirk Van den Hauwe (Violin), Marc Sonnaert (Viola), Peter Devos (Cello),
Dirk Van de Velde (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rubio String Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1949; USSR 
Date of Recording: 09/2002 
Venue:  Live  Roman Church, Mullem, Flanders, Belgium 
Length: 25 Minutes 37 Secs. 
38. Quartet for Strings no 6 in G major, Op. 101 by Dmitri Shostakovich
Performer:  Dirk Van den Hauwe (Violin), Marc Sonnaert (Viola), Peter Devos (Cello),
Dirk Van de Velde (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rubio String Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1956; USSR 
Date of Recording: 09/2002 
Venue:  Live  Roman Church, Mullem, Flanders, Belgium 
Length: 25 Minutes 19 Secs. 
39. Quartet for Strings no 10 in A flat major, Op. 118 by Dmitri Shostakovich
Performer:  Dirk Van den Hauwe (Violin), Marc Sonnaert (Viola), Peter Devos (Cello),
Dirk Van de Velde (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rubio String Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1964; USSR 
Date of Recording: 09/2002 
Venue:  Live  Roman Church, Mullem, Flanders, Belgium 
Length: 24 Minutes 9 Secs. 
40. Quartet for Strings no 1 in C major, Op. 49 by Dmitri Shostakovich
Performer:  Dirk Van den Hauwe (Violin), Marc Sonnaert (Viola), Peter Devos (Cello),
Dirk Van de Velde (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rubio String Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1935; USSR 
Date of Recording: 09/2002 
Venue:  Live  Roman Church, Mullem, Flanders, Belgium 
Length: 13 Minutes 55 Secs. 
41. Quartet for Strings no 14 in F sharp major, Op. 142 by Dmitri Shostakovich
Performer:  Dirk Van den Hauwe (Violin), Marc Sonnaert (Viola), Peter Devos (Cello),
Dirk Van de Velde (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rubio String Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1973; USSR 
Date of Recording: 09/2002 
Venue:  Live  Roman Church, Mullem, Flanders, Belgium 
Length: 28 Minutes 3 Secs. 
42. Quartet for Strings no 15 in E flat minor, Op. 144 by Dmitri Shostakovich
Performer:  Peter Devos (Cello), Dirk Van de Velde (Violin), Dirk Van den Hauwe (Violin),
Marc Sonnaert (Viola)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rubio String Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1974; USSR 
Date of Recording: 09/2002 
Venue:  Live  Roman Church, Mullem, Flanders, Belgium 
Length: 35 Minutes 39 Secs. 
43. Quintet for Piano and Strings in G minor, Op. 57 by Dmitri Shostakovich
Performer:  Christiaan Bor (Violin), Marcus Thompson (Viola), Edward Auer (Piano),
Paul Rosenthal (Violin), Godfried Hoogeveen (Cello)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1940; USSR 
Date of Recording: 1990 
Venue:  Bethaniënklooster, Amsterdam 
Length: 30 Minutes 6 Secs. 
44. Trio for Piano and Strings no 2 in E minor, Op. 67 by Dmitri Shostakovich
Performer:  Nathaniel Rosen (Cello), Paul Rosenthal (Violin), Edward Auer (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1944; USSR 
Date of Recording: 1990 
Venue:  Bethaniënklooster, Amsterdam 
Length: 25 Minutes 6 Secs. 
45. Sonata for Violin and Piano, Op. 134 by Dmitri Shostakovich
Performer:  Isabelle van Keulen (Violin), Ronald Brautigam (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1968; USSR 
Date of Recording: 03/1992 
Venue:  Maria Minor Church, Utrecht, Netherlands 
Length: 28 Minutes 8 Secs. 
46. Sonata for Viola and Piano, Op. 147 by Dmitri Shostakovich
Performer:  Isabelle van Keulen (Viola), Ronald Brautigam (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1975; USSR 
Date of Recording: 03/1992 
Venue:  Maria Minor Church, Utrecht, Netherlands 
Length: 27 Minutes 9 Secs. 
47. Sonata for Cello and Piano in D minor, Op. 40 by Dmitri Shostakovich
Performer:  Timora Rosler (Cello), Klára Würtz (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1934; USSR 
Length: 25 Minutes 21 Secs. 
48. Sonata for Piano no 2 in B minor, Op. 61 by Dmitri Shostakovich
Performer:  Colin Stone (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1942; USSR 
Date of Recording: 09/1995 
Venue:  St. Philip's Church, Norbury, London 
Length: 27 Minutes 1 Secs. 
49. Sonata for Piano no 1, Op. 12 by Dmitri Shostakovich
Performer:  Colin Stone (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1926; USSR 
Date of Recording: 09/1995 
Venue:  St. Philip's Church, Norbury, London 
Length: 12 Minutes 24 Secs. 
50. Preludes (5) for Piano, Op. 2d by Dmitri Shostakovich
Performer:  Boris Petrushansky (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1920-1921; USSR 
51. Fantastic Dances (3) for Piano, Op. 5 by Dmitri Shostakovich
Performer:  Boris Petrushansky (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1922; USSR 
52. Aphorisms (10) for Piano, Op. 13 by Dmitri Shostakovich
Performer:  Boris Petrushansky (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1927; USSR 
53. Preludes (24) for Piano, Op. 34 by Dmitri Shostakovich
Performer:  Boris Petrushansky (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1932-1933; USSR 
54. Dolls' Dances (7) for Piano, Op. 91c by Dmitri Shostakovich
Performer:  Boris Petrushansky (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1952-1962; USSR 
55. Preludes and Fugues (24) for Piano, Op. 87 by Dmitri Shostakovich
Performer:  Mûza Rubackyté (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1950-51 
Date of Recording: 08/2006 
Venue:  Philharmonic Hall, Vilnius, Lithuania 
Length: 144 Minutes 5 Secs. 
56. Romances (2), Op. 84 by Dmitri Shostakovich
Performer:  Natalia Buryukova (Mezzo Soprano), Yuri Serov (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1950; USSR 
Date of Recording: 05/2001 
Venue:  Saint Petersburg, Russia 
Length: 8 Minutes 56 Secs. 
Language: Russian 
57. Songs (4), Op. 86 by Dmitri Shostakovich
Performer:  Victoria Evtodieva (Soprano), Yuri Serov (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1951; USSR 
Date of Recording: 05/2001 
Venue:  Saint Petersburg, Russia 
Length: 9 Minutes 33 Secs. 
Language: Russian 
58. Monologues (4), Op. 91 by Dmitri Shostakovich
Performer:  Yuri Serov (Piano), Fyodor Kuznetsov (Bass)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1952; USSR 
Date of Recording: 05/2001 
Venue:  Saint Petersburg, Russia 
Length: 13 Minutes 42 Secs. 
Language: Russian 
59. Greek Songs by Dmitri Shostakovich
Performer:  Yuri Serov (Piano), Mikhail Lukonin (Baritone)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1952-1953; USSR 
Date of Recording: 05/2001 
Venue:  Saint Petersburg, Russia 
Length: 8 Minutes 36 Secs. 
Language: Russian 
60. Songs (5), Op. 98 by Dmitri Shostakovich
Performer:  Fyodor Kuznetsov (Bass), Yuri Serov (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1954; USSR 
Date of Recording: 05/2001 
Venue:  Saint Petersburg, Russia 
Length: 12 Minutes 15 Secs. 
Language: Russian 
61. Spanish Songs (6), Op. 100 by Dmitri Shostakovich
Performer:  Yuri Serov (Piano), Mikhail Lukonin (Baritone)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1956; USSR 
Date of Recording: 05/2001 
Venue:  Saint Petersburg, Russia 
Length: 16 Minutes 9 Secs. 
Language: Russian 
62. Preface to the Complete Edition of My Works and a Brief Reflection apropos of this Preface, Op. 123 by Dmitri Shostakovich
Performer:  Yuri Serov (Piano), Fyodor Kuznetsov (Bass)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1966; USSR 
Date of Recording: 06/18/2001 
Venue:  St. Catherine Church, St. Petersburg 
Length: 2 Minutes 52 Secs. 
Language: Russian 
63. Songs (5) from the journal "Krokodil," Op. 121 by Dmitri Shostakovich
Performer:  Yuri Serov (Piano), Fyodor Kuznetsov (Bass)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1965; USSR 
Date of Recording: 04/02/1998 
Venue:  St. Catherine Church, St. Petersburg 
Length: 9 Minutes 29 Secs. 
Language: Russian 
64. Songs (7) for Soprano, Violin, Cello and Piano, Op. 127 by Dmitri Shostakovich
Performer:  Lidiya Kovalenko (Violin), Yuri Serov (Piano), Irina Molokina (Cello),
Victoria Evtodieva (Soprano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1967; USSR 
Date of Recording: 05/04/1998 
Venue:  St. Catherine Church, St. Petersburg 
Length: 25 Minutes 32 Secs. 
Language: Russian 
65. Poems (6) of Marina Tsvetayeva, Op. 143a by Dmitri Shostakovich
Performer:  Yuri Serov (Piano), Liubov Sokolova (Mezzo Soprano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1974; USSR 
Date of Recording: 04/15/2000 
Venue:  St. Catherine Church, St. Petersburg 
Length: 19 Minutes 26 Secs. 
Language: Russian 
66. Verses (4) by Captain Lebyadkin, Op. 146 by Dmitri Shostakovich
Performer:  Yuri Serov (Piano), Fyodor Kuznetsov (Bass)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1975; USSR 
Date of Recording: 06/18/2001 
Venue:  St. Catherine Church, St. Petersburg 
Length: 12 Minutes 17 Secs. 
Language: Russian 
67. Fables (2) after Krylov, Op. 4 by Dmitri Shostakovich
Performer:  Yuri Serov (Piano), Liudmila Shkirtil (Mezzo Soprano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1922; USSR 
68. Songs (6), Op. 21 by Dmitri Shostakovich
Performer:  Yuri Serov (Piano), Victoria Evdotieva (Soprano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1928-1932; USSR 
69. Songs (4), Op. 46 by Dmitri Shostakovich
Performer:  Yuri Serov (Piano), Mikhail Lukonin (Baritone)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USSR 
70. Hamlet, Op. 32: Ophelia's Song by Dmitri Shostakovich
Performer:  Yuri Serov (Piano), Liudmila Shkirtil (Mezzo Soprano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1931-1932; USSR 
71. King Lear, Op. 58a: Song of Cordelia by Dmitri Shostakovich
Performer:  Liudmila Shkirtil (Mezzo Soprano), Yuri Serov (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1940; USSR 
72. King Lear, Op. 58a: The Fool's Song by Dmitri Shostakovich
Performer:  Mikhail Lukonin (Baritone), Yuri Serov (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1940; USSR 
73. Songs (6), Op. 62 by Dmitri Shostakovich
Performer:  Yuri Serov (Piano), Fyodor Kuznetsov (Bass)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1942; USSR 
74. Counterplan, Op. 33: The Counterplan Song by Dmitri Shostakovich
Performer:  Mikhail Lukonin (Baritone), Fyodor Kuznetsov (Bass), Victoria Evtodieva (Soprano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1932; USSR 
75. The First Train: Tender Girl Song by Dmitri Shostakovich
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USSR 
76. Encounter at the Elbe, Op. 80: The dawn is rising by Dmitri Shostakovich
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1948; USSR 
77. Fall of Berlin, Op. 82: Song of Peace by Dmitri Shostakovich
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1949; USSR 
78. Victorious Spring, Op. 72: Lullaby by Dmitri Shostakovich
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1946; USSR 
79. Victorious Spring, Op. 72: The Little Lantern Song by Dmitri Shostakovich
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1946; USSR 
80. There were kisses by Dmitri Shostakovich
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1954; USSR 
81. Spring, Spring, Op. 128 by Dmitri Shostakovich
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1967; USSR 
82. Satires (5), Op. 109 by Dmitri Shostakovich
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1960; USSR 
83. Antiformal Rayok by Dmitri Shostakovich
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USSR 
84. From Jewish folk poetry, Op. 79 by Dmitri Shostakovich
Performer:  Konstantin Pluzhnikov (Tenor), Svetlana Sumacheva (Soprano), Yuri Serov (Piano),
Marianna Tarasova (Mezzo Soprano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1948; USSR 
Language: Russian 
85. Suite on Poems of Michelangelo Buonarroti, Op. 145 by Dmitri Shostakovich
Performer:  Yuri Serov (Piano), Fyodor Kuznetsov (Bass)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1974; USSR 
Language: Russian 
86. Symphony no 1 in F minor, Op. 10 by Dmitri Shostakovich
Conductor:  Gennadi Rozhdestvensky
Orchestra/Ensemble:  USSR State Academy Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1924-1925; USSR 
87. Suite on Poems of Michelangelo Buonarroti, Op. 145a by Dmitri Shostakovich
Performer:  Yevgeny Nesterenko (Bass)
Conductor:  Gennadi Rozhdestvensky
Orchestra/Ensemble:  USSR State Academy Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1974; USSR 
88. Poems (10), Op. 88 by Dmitri Shostakovich
Conductor:  Victor Popov
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Moscow Choral Academy
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1951 
89. Russian Folksongs (10) by Dmitri Shostakovich
Performer:  Tamara Kravtchenko (Piano)
Conductor:  Victor Popov
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Moscow Choral Academy
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1951; USSR 
90. Suite for Jazz Orchestra no 2, Op. 50b by Dmitri Shostakovich
Conductor:  Theodore Kuchar
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ukrainian National Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1938; USSR 
Venue:  National Radio Company, Kiev, Ukraine 
Length: 23 Minutes 58 Secs. 
91. Overture on Russian and Kirghiz Folk Themes, Op. 115 by Dmitri Shostakovich
Conductor:  Theodore Kuchar
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ukrainian National Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1963; USSR 
Venue:  National Radio Company, Kiev, Ukraine 
Length: 9 Minutes 19 Secs. 
92. Suite for Jazz Orchestra no 1, Op. 38b by Dmitri Shostakovich
Conductor:  Theodore Kuchar
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ukrainian National Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1934; USSR 
Venue:  National Radio Company, Kiev, Ukraine 
Length: 7 Minutes 44 Secs. 
93. Festive Overture, Op. 96 by Dmitri Shostakovich
Conductor:  Theodore Kuchar
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ukrainian National Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1954; USSR 
Venue:  National Radio Company, Kiev, Ukraine 
Length: 5 Minutes 46 Secs. 
94. Bolt Suite, Op. 27a "Ballet Suite no 5" by Dmitri Shostakovich
Conductor:  Theodore Kuchar
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ukrainian National Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1933; USSR 
Venue:  National Radio Company, Kiev, Ukraine 
Length: 23 Minutes 19 Secs. 
95. Limpid Stream Suite, Op. 39a by Dmitri Shostakovich
Conductor:  Theodore Kuchar
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ukrainian National Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1945; USSR 
96. Age of Gold Suite, Op. 22a by Dmitri Shostakovich
Conductor:  Theodore Kuchar
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ukrainian National Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1930; USSR 
Venue:  National Radio Company, Kiev, Ukraine 
Length: 16 Minutes 52 Secs. 
97. Hamlet: Suite, Op. 32a by Dmitri Shostakovich
Conductor:  Theodore Kuchar
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ukrainian National Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1932; USSR 
98. Gadfly Suite, Op. 97a by Dmitri Shostakovich
Conductor:  Theodore Kuchar
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ukrainian National Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1955; USSR 
Venue:  National Radio Company, Kiev, Ukraine 
Length: 43 Minutes 2 Secs. 
99. New Babylon: Suite, Op 18b by Dmitri Shostakovich
Conductor:  James Judd
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1928-1929; USSR 
100. Five days-five nights, Op. 111 by Dmitri Shostakovich
Conductor:  James Judd
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1960; USSR 
101. King Lear, Op. 137 by Dmitri Shostakovich
Performer:  Elena Zaremba (Mezzo Soprano), Stanislaw Suleimanow (Bass)
Conductor:  Michail Jurowski
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1970; USSR 
102. King Lear, Op. 58a by Dmitri Shostakovich
Performer:  Stanislaw Suleimanow (Bass), Elena Zaremba (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Michail Jurowski
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra,  Berlin Radio Chorus
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1940; USSR 
103. Zoya, Op. 64 by Dmitri Shostakovich
Conductor:  Michail Jurowski
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Deutsches Symphony Orchestra
Written: 1944 
Date of Recording: 1991 
Venue:  Jesus-Christus-Kirch 
104. Fall of Berlin Suite, Op. 82a by Dmitri Shostakovich
Conductor:  Michail Jurowski
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin RIAS Chamber Chorus,  Berlin Deutsches Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1949; USSR 
Date of Recording: 1991 
Venue:  Jesus-Christus-Kirch 
105. Golden Hills: Suite, Op 30a by Dmitri Shostakovich
Conductor:  Michail Jurowski
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1931; USSR 
Date of Recording: 06/1994 
Venue:  Studio 1, German Radio, Berlin 
Length: 23 Minutes 26 Secs. 
106. Maxim: Suite, Op. 50a by Dmitri Shostakovich
Performer:  Swetlana Katchur (Soprano)
Conductor:  Michail Jurowski
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra,  Berlin Radio Symphony Chorus
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1961; USSR 
Date of Recording: 06/1994 
Venue:  Studio 1, German Radio, Berlin 
Length: 32 Minutes 10 Secs. 
107. Alone, Op. 26 by Dmitri Shostakovich
Performer:  Swetlana Katchur (Soprano), Vladimir Kazatchouk (Tenor)
Conductor:  Michail Jurowski
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra,  Berlin Radio Chorus members
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1930-1931; USSR 
108. The lady and the hooligan by Dmitri Shostakovich
Performer:  Andreï Kolokolov (Trumpet), Nikolaï Kvitko (Trumpet), Nazar Djourine (Cello),
Mikhail Spivak (Violin), Andreï Skorobogatko (Oboe), Mikhail Pouryjenski (Clarinet)
Conductor:  Mark Gorenstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Russian State Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USSR 
Date of Recording: 1994 
Venue:  Mosfilm Studios, Moscow, Russia 
Length: 52 Minutes 20 Secs. 
109. Rothschild's Violin by Benjamin Fleischmann
Performer:  Alexander Naumenko (Bass), Anatoly Safiulin (Bass), Alexei Martynov (Tenor),
Natalia Burnasheva (Soprano)
Conductor:  Gennadi Rozhdestvensky
Orchestra/Ensemble:  USSR Ministry of Culture State Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USSR 
Notes: Orchestrated: Shostakovich 
110. British and American Folksongs (8) by Dmitri Shostakovich
Performer:  Elena Ivanova (Soprano), Sergei Yakovenko (Baritone)
Conductor:  Gennadi Rozhdestvensky
Orchestra/Ensemble:  USSR Ministry of Culture State Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1943 
111. The Gamblers, Op 63b by Dmitri Shostakovich
Performer:  Nikolay Kurpe (Tenor), Nikolai Reshetnijak (Baritone), Alexander Arkhipov (Tenor),
Mikhail Krutikov (Bass), Viacheslav Pochapsky (Bass Baritone), Pyotr Gluboky (Bass)
Conductor:  Andrey Chistiakov
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1941-1942; Russia 
Date of Recording: 03/1995 
Venue:  Mosfilm Studios, Moscow, Russia 
Length: 47 Minutes 35 Secs. 
Language: Russian 
112. Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk district, Op. 29 by Dmitri Shostakovich
Performer:  Robert Tear (Tenor), Taru Valjakka (Soprano), Birgit Finnilä (Mezzo Soprano),
Aage Haugland (Bass), Lynda Richardson (Mezzo Soprano), Leonard Mroz (Bass),
Martyn Hill (Tenor), Alexander Malta (Bass), Leslie Fyson (Baritone),
Galina Vishnevskaya (Soprano), Steven Emmerson (Bass), John Noble (Baritone),
Nicolai Gedda (Tenor), Colin Appleton (Tenor), Werner Krenn (Tenor),
Alan Byers (Tenor), James Lewington (Tenor), Oliver Broome (Bass),
Edgar Fleet (Tenor), David Beavan (Bass), Dimiter Petkov (Bass)
Conductor:  Mstislav Rostropovich
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra,  Ambrosian Opera Chorus
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1930-1932; USSR 
Date of Recording: 04/1978 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio No. 1, London 
Length: 154 Minutes 53 Secs. 
Language: Russian 
113. Concerto for Piano no 1 in C minor, Op. 35 by Dmitri Shostakovich
Performer:  Dmitri Shostakovich (Piano), Ludovic Vaillant (Trumpet)
Conductor:  André Cluytens
Orchestra/Ensemble:  ORTF National Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1933; USSR 
114. Concerto for Piano no 2 in F major, Op. 102 by Dmitri Shostakovich
Performer:  Dmitri Shostakovich (Piano)
Conductor:  André Cluytens
Orchestra/Ensemble:  ORTF National Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1957; USSR 
115. Preludes and Fugues (24) for Piano, Op. 87: no 1 in C major by Dmitri Shostakovich
Performer:  Dmitri Shostakovich (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1950-1951; USSR 
116. Preludes and Fugues (24) for Piano, Op. 87: no 4 in E minor by Dmitri Shostakovich
Performer:  Dmitri Shostakovich (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1950-1951; USSR 
117. Preludes and Fugues (24) for Piano, Op. 87: no 5 in D major by Dmitri Shostakovich
Performer:  Dmitri Shostakovich (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1950-1951; USSR 
118. Preludes and Fugues (24) for Piano, Op. 87: no 23 in F major by Dmitri Shostakovich
Performer:  Dmitri Shostakovich (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1950-1951; USSR 
119. Preludes and Fugues (24) for Piano, Op. 87: no 24 in D minor by Dmitri Shostakovich
Performer:  Dmitri Shostakovich (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1950-1951; USSR 
120. Fantastic Dances (3) for Piano, Op. 5 by Dmitri Shostakovich
Performer:  Dmitri Shostakovich (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1922; USSR 
121. Concerto for Violin no 1 in A minor, Op. 77 by Dmitri Shostakovich
Performer:  Leonid Kogan (Violin)
Conductor:  Kiril Kondrashin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USSR 
122. Concerto for Cello no 1 in E flat major, Op. 107 by Dmitri Shostakovich
Performer:  Mstislav Rostropovich (Cello)
Conductor:  Gennadi Rozhdestvensky
Orchestra/Ensemble:  USSR State Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1959; USSR 
123. Symphony no 5 in D minor, Op. 47 by Dmitri Shostakovich
Conductor:  Yevgeny Mravinsky
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1937; USSR 
124. Sonata for Cello and Piano in D minor, Op. 40 by Dmitri Shostakovich
Performer:  Daniel Shafran (Cello), Dmitri Shostakovich (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1934; USSR 

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